"It is truth which we must look for in God's Word not cleverness. All Scripture ought to be read in the spirit in which it was written." from The Imitation of Christ.
A theological course about:
- what the Bible is
- the justification of calling it “the Word of God”
- how “authority,” “inspiration” and “infallibility” are understood
- the theology implied by the Canon of Scripture and in different lectionaries
- how Christians have used the Bible in the past 20 centuries
You'll have a chance to make a brief presentation along with a brief written report but don't worry - this work won't be marked and the instructor will help by recommending readings, etc. Themes could include historical/critical method, inspiration, proof-texting, hermeneutics, infallibility, translations, or another topic you would like to learn more about.
Required: The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Peter Enns. (New York: HarperCollins), 2014. Available as a hardcover, paperback, or ebook, (ISBN: 9780062272027, ISBN 10: 0062272020).
Recommended: Opening the Bible by Thomas Merton, ISBN-13: 9780814604083 or ISBN: 0814604080