Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Utilise basic skills in hermeneutics.
- Apply selected theories of culture into specific contexts.
- Discuss a cultural hermeneutic at work in a personal faith based context.
- Five 150-word journal entries on a specified theme (750 words) (25%)
- 15-minute class presentation (1,000 words) (30%)
- One reflection (1,500 words) (45%)
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Chan, Simon. Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2014.
- Foster, Tim. Suburban Captivity of the Church. Moreland, VIC: Acorn Press, 2014.
- Jeung, Russell. At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.
- Lee, Hak Joon, ed. Intersecting Realities: Race, Identity, and Culture in the Spiritual-Moral Life of Young Asian Americans. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
- Maggay, Melba Padilla. Global Kingdom, Global People: Living Faithfully in a Multicultural World. Cumbria, CA: Langham, 2017
- Mburu, Elizabeth. African Hermeneutics. Cumbria, CA: Langham, 2019.
- McCaulley, Esau. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2020.
- Rah, Soong-Chan. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. Chicago: IL: Moody, 2010.
- Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2012.
- Shin, Sarah. Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2017.
- Woodley, Randy. Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012.
- Yoder, Laura S Meitzner, ed. Living Radical Discipleship. Cumbria, CA: Langham, 2021.