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TransFormation Program: Engaging with the New Testament


“This unit is the second of a sequence of two that introduces students to some of the tools and perspectives employed in the study and interpretation of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. While developing interpretive and hermeneutical skills, students will be introduced to the narrative sweep of Scripture, detailing certain key figures and events within the biblical canon, setting biblical books in context and engaging sympathetically with different forms of biblical literature. Students will employ these perspectives to examine the relevance of the Bible today. Together, the two units will introduce students to:

1. The nature of Biblical Text
2. An overview of content and the general organization of Biblical texts.
3. Tools for biblical interpretation such as dictionaries, commentaries and surveys
4. Interpretive and hermeneutical skills and techniques This second unit focuses on reading and interpreting the New Testament, emphasizing its narrative ark, particular genres encourages students to apply their developing interpretive skills to personal and contemporary issues.”