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.
Independent Guided study
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.
Learning outcome(s) assessed
2000 word written assignment
2000 word written assignment
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
Tue, 02 Feb 2016
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