This 10-session course focuses on the authority, nature, and interpretation (hermeneutics) of the Scriptures. We will compare the various Christian traditions’ views of authority, examining the Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura. We focus on its transmission and canonization. We will also ask tough questions concerning the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture. We will then look at how the Church has interpreted the Scriptures throughout history, ending our time by looking at current trends in Evangelical hermeneutics.
This course can be taken individually or as a part of “The Theology Program.”
- The student will understand the vital difference between the Protestant and Roman Catholic views of authority.
- The student will learn why we believe the Bible today essentially is the same as when it was originally written.
- The student will learn why we believe that the Bible today has the right books.
- The student will learn the different views of inspiration and inerrancy.
- The student will understand why we believe the Scriptures alone are the inspired word of God.
- The student will learn about historical-grammatical-literary hermeneutics.
Here is the entire first session.
- Session 01: Authority
- Session 02: Sola Scriptura
- Session 03: Transmission of Scripture
- Session 04: Canonization of the Old Testament
- Session 05: Canonization of the New Testament
- Session 06: Inspiration
- Session 07: Proving Inspiration
- Session 08: Inerrancy
- Session 09: History of Interpretation
- Session 10: Historical-Grammatical Hermeneutics