TH4608 - Exegesis and Theology


Exegesis and Theology


10 CC   5 ECTS

Distance Learning: King's Evangelical Divinity School eCampus


10 hours course material and delivery 10 hours
90 hours independent guided study 90 hours

10 hours of recorded lectures and 90 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 90

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.

  • Theological Independence vs. Theological Interdependence of the Bible Texts: Is Systematic Theology Possible?
  • Presuppositions, Environment and the Formulation of Doctrine
  • Doctrine of Revelation: Does the Bible Have a View of Itself?
  • Calvin and Election: The Nation vs. the Individual in Romans 9-11
  • The Trinity: A Biblical or Patristic Emphasis?
  • Doctrine of Soteriology: Atonement in the Old and New Testaments
  • Pneumatology in Light of Galatians
  • What is the Church?
  • Is Hell a Literal Place?
  • Eschatology: Can Apocalyptic be Deciphered and Systematised?

  • To develop foundational knowledge and understanding in the development of theology through biblical hermeneutics
  • To encourage students to make use of contemporary hermeneutical approaches in the approach towards theology.
  • To provide an opportunity for analysis and independent critical thinking of differing approaches and themes in theology
  • To develop skills in communicating viewpoints in exegetical practice in the form of an academic assignment.
  • To continue with studies in level 4 exegesis and biblical hermeneutics

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.

  1. A knowledge and understanding of some of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, having explored them and considered their strengths and weaknesses from an exegetical perspective.
  2. Essential understanding of theoretical issues which arise from attempts at formulating doctrine.
  3. A substantial knowledge of important aspects of hermeneutical theory and how it relates to theology.
  4. An ability to recognise and evaluate scholarly discussion in theological textbook sand other reference resources.
  5. A recognition of some of the theological uncertainties that differing hermeneutical methods  raise.

Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
12000 word assignment 100%AllCoursework

As assessment

Culver, R. D. (2005). Systematic theology : biblical and historical. Fearn: Mentor.

Elwell, W. A. (2000). Baker theological dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books.

Erickson, Millard J., Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1998.

Ferguson, S. B., Wright, D. F., & Packer, J. I. (1988). New dictionary of theology. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Grudem, W. A. (2000). Systematic theology : an introduction to biblical doctrine. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Inter-Varsity Press ; 

Longman, Tremper and David E. Garland, eds, (2006-) The Expositor's Bible Commentary. Rev. ed. Vols 1-13; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan,

Schreiner, T. R. (2008). New Testament theology : magnifying God in Christ. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic.

Vanhoozer, K. J. (2005). The drama of doctrine : a canonical-linguistic approach to Christian theology (1st ed.). Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press.

Vanhoozer, K. J. (2009). Is there a meaning in this text? : the Bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge ([10th anniversary ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.

Waltke, B. K., & Yu, C. (2007). An Old Testament theology : an exegetical, canonical and thematic approach (1st ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.

Brian Brewer and Colin Barnes

Theology and Religious Studies

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