BIB5200 Advanced Inductive Bible Study Methods
Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Grafton
Develops a hermeneutical methodology by equipping students to utilize and implement inductive principles for the interpretation of Scripture. Students will be introduced to the method through readings, lectures, and various projects, including word studies and book studies designed to showcase student ability to analyze, assess, and interpret the complexities of the biblical text and its reception.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Students will learn the method of biblical study that is well-trusted and accepted throughout the world. Having this skill-set for biblical interpretation will give students added confidence in their understanding of Scripture, more discernment for appropriate ways of applying scripture, and the courage to communicate scripture faithfully in any ministry/missional effort.
Why This Course Is Important:
If we cannot interpret and understand the Scriptures we will never know how to apply them or proclaim them when we evangelize and spread the gospel as part of our worldwide missional purposes. Inductive Bible Study is a helpful and trusted method for ensuring that we utilize the Scriptures rightly for the sake of discerning what the missio Dei is and how we are called to play a part in it.