BIB121 ENGLISH | Introduction to Hermeneutics

  • Course level: Beginner


This accessible text, which combines hermeneutical theory with practical steps for exegesis, has been translated into eight languages and has been used in a variety of settings to teach students how to study the Bible responsibly. The authors outline a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application.

The second edition adds co-author Karelynne Gerber Ayayo and includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years.

What Will I Learn?

  • Christian Bible Exegesis & Hermeneutics
  • Religious Studies
  • Christian Bible Study

Topics for this course

2 Lessons


Class Requirements

Class & Exam

book cover hermeneutics

Material Includes

  • ENGLISH: Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation, Second Edition, by Henry A. Virkler
    (ISBN-13: 9780801031380 )
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  • Step 1: Your payment includes tuition only. The sooner you order your book, the more time to finish your study guide before the class starts; order as soon as possible!
  • Step 2: Log into your class. Download and complete the study guide from the Assignments module (.doc and .pdf provided.) Once completed, upload your study guide to the Assignments area. Your completed study guide must be uploaded prior to the Saturday class in order to receive a grade (counts for 40% of your final grade.)
  • Step 3: Come to the Saturday class prepared and ready to learn. Be prepared to pay for the next class.