TH4610 - Exegesis and the Preacher


Exegesis and the Preacher


20 CC   10 ECTS

Distance Learning: King's Evangelical Divinity School eCampus


10 hours of recorded lectures 10 hours
190 hours of generated study time. 190 hours

10 hours of recorded lectures and 190 hours of generated study time.
Students have access to an online discussion forum to communicate with tutors and other students, along with e-mail support from tutors. Where appropriate, telephone support is also available.
Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
10 0 190

Core course material is expected to be used fully and typically includes recorded lectures and reading of select textbooks, papers or book extracts. All students are expected to listen to all of the course lectures and read the required materials. A range of supporting teaching material is also available to students as further recommended learning options.

Inroduction to the History, Theory and Theology of Preaching

Aims of the Expository Preacher

Types of Preaching: Textual, Thematic, Topical and Expositional

Problems Involved in Textual Analysis and Sound Exegesis

Importance of all Contexts

The Biblical Authors, Their World and Their Audiences

Genres, Literary Forms, and Biblical Modes of Discourse

The Intricacies of Language and the Problems of Culture

The Place of Theological Presuppositions

Present-Day Relevance of the Texts and Their Message

Concluding Thoughts on the Praxis of Christian Proclamation

To provide further academic study in practical exegesis following earlier modules in exegesis and biblical interpretation

To develop knowledge and understanding of biblical interpretation and various exegetical skills necessary for the task of interpretation.

To develop foundational knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and theology of preaching.

To develop foundational knowledge and understanding of the preparation, presentation and proclamation of sound biblical exegesis for the purpose of preaching ministry.

To develop skills in communicating viewpoints in the form of an academic assignment, particularly with preaching in mind.

Audio lectures, guided reading, individual study, and individual support where appropriate. Students will prepare for assignments individually using interactive online learning material. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in online theological discussion on the eCampus Forum.

By the end of the module the students will demonstrate: 

1. a knowledge and skills for the task of biblical interpretation as further developed, based upon the learning from the previous modules, in particular with the practice of Christian proclamation in view.

2. an understanding of the major issues and potential problems involved in the task of biblical interpretation

3. a recognition of the importance of theological presuppositions in biblical exegesis.

4. a foundational knowledge and understanding of the preparation, presentation and proclamation of sound biblical exegesis, thus prepared to proceed to more advanced studies specifically concerned with developing practical homiletic skills.

Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
12000 word written assignment50%AllCoursework
22000 word written assignment50%AllCoursework

As assessment

Bray, G. L. (1996). Biblical interpretation : past and present. Leicester: Apollos..

Carson, D. A. (1996). Exegetical fallacies (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Paternoster.

Dockery, D. S., Mathews, K. A., & Sloan, R. B. (2004). Foundations for biblical interpretation : a complete library of tools and resources. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Goldsworthy, G. (2006). Gospel-centered hermeneutics : foundations and principles of evangelical biblical interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Haslam, Greg, ed. (2006). Preach the Word! The Call and Challenge of Preaching Today. Lancaster: Sovereign.

Mohler, R. A. (2008). He is not silent : preaching in a postmodern world. Chicago: Moody Publishers.

Piper, J. (2004). The supremacy of God in preaching (Rev. ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Ryken, L., & Wilson, T. A., eds. (2007). Preach the Word : essays on expository preaching in honor of R. Kent Hughes. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Stuart, D. K. (2009). Old Testament exegesis : a handbook for students and pastors (4th ed.). Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Brian Brewer and Colin Barnes


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