HE101Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation

HE101 : Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (3 Credit)
Academic Year : AY 2019-2020 Sem 2
About this course

The primacy of the Bible for faith and practice is at the heart of Christianity. Thus, in order to work out lives of gospel faithfulness and relevance, Christians must engage in the wise interpretation and application of Scripture. This is the main theme of this course.

The course is premised on the conviction that the Bible commends itself to be read through the engagement of the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength – in the context of community. In this vein, the course will help the student reflect seriously on these two dimensions of interpreting the biblical text.  

This course is designed using a “blended learning” approach: partly by live lectures, and partly by facilitated seminars in which students respond to material which they have viewed before class (“flipped learning”). The seminars will also involve discussions on the interpretation of biblical texts, providing students “hands-on” time to raise questions and hone their interpretive skills.

Lecturer : Leow Wen Pin
Mr Leow Wen Pin is Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies (wef Jan 2020) at BGST. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford (MSt, New Testament), the University of Aberdeen (MTh, Old Testament), and Singapore Bible College (MDiv, Biblical Studies). His research interests include biblical interpretation and disability theology, and he has published several research and popular works in these areas. A firm believer in the Great Commission’s call to embrace all peoples, Wen Pin leads a ministry that enables churches through the inclusion of people with disabilities. He is married to Xinyi, a clinician-scientist, and they have two children, Matthew and Nathaniel. They worship and serve together with the English Congregation of Singapore Life Church (Presbyterian).
Venue: Singapore Life Church , 144 Prinsep Street Singapore 188657
Course Timing:

Dates (2020, Fortnightly)
Jan 7, 21
Feb 4, 18  
Mar 3, 17, 31
Apr 14 
(7:30 pm – 10:00 pm)

Course Type: Blended Learning (3 Cr)
Semester: Semester 2
Credits: 3 Credit
Max class size: 40

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