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Hermeneutics: Principles of Interpreting the Bible

Learn how to interpret the Bible accurately! Study the branch of theology that deals with principles of interpretation.

What you'll learn
  • You will be able to apply sound hermeneutical principles when studying the Bible
  • You will have a better understanding of the Bible
  • You will be able to handle God's word correctly
  • You will be able to represent God more accurately
  • You will be able to teach / preach from the Bible more accurately
Requirements
  • Students will need to have a Bible and a willingness to learn.
Description

Do you desire to have a better understanding of the Bible? Would you like to be able to handle God's word with confidence? If so, this course is for you!

Hermeneutics is the branch of Christian theology that deals with how we interpret the Bible. This course takes you through the important principles that must be followed in order to interpret and understand God's word correctly. You will be equipped to better understand the Bible and to handle it with confidence. Pastors and ministers will also be better equipped to preach / teach from the Bible with greater accuracy.

This course covers:

  • What the Bible is
  • Why there are so many translations
  • Pre-requisites of biblical interpretation
  • The importance of context, historical setting, and a passage's geography
  • Figures of speech and features of biblical poetry
  • Drawing out the intended meaning of a passage (exegesis) vs reading into a passage a meaning that is not there (eisegesis)
  • Understanding why a particular book in the Bible was written, and how this informs interpretation
  • Comparing your understanding of a passage with what the rest of the Bible teaches


This course also includes an electronic copy of my book, 'Making Sense of the Bible'.

Who this course is for:
  • All Christians who desire to understand the Bible better
  • Pastors, preachers and teachers of God's word


Your Instructor


Dr. Stuart Pattico
Dr. Stuart Pattico

I’m Dr. Stuart Pattico, the Senior Pastor and Founder of Joy Community Church and the author of several Christian books including 'Firm Foundations', 'The Holy Spirit Manual', 'The Anointing', 'Praying with Power', 'Hearing God's Voice', 'Moving in the Prophetic', 'The Glory Within You', 'Discover and Fulfil Your Purpose', and 'Making Sense of the Bible'.

I have three earned degrees: a Doctor of Ministry from Christian Leadership University, a Master of Arts in Bible & Ministry from King’s College London, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing & Information Systems from Goldsmiths, University of London.


I have been in Christian ministry since 2004 and have shared God's Word to people of various backgrounds in the United Kingdom, Kenya, India and Ghana.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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