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This module takes the book of revelation in the New Testament to review hermeneutical principles. We reflect on various hermeneutical positions throughout Church history and how these influence our reading of the revelation. We consider hermeneutical views of the 1st century coming from a Hebrew background and how these direct us to a proper understanding of the message of the New Testament. Implications for Christian practise in today’s church are also drawn.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- you will gain an understading of the Old Testament roots of the passages in the book of Revelation
- gain understanding of Hebrew hermeneutical principles and the bearing these have on our understating of the book of Revelation
- gain an understanding of the Greek restructuring of our theology that began to occur through adopting hermeneutical positions foreign to the text
- appreciate the importance of the book of revelation for Christian life today
- escape false teachings that have build up over the last 2 centuries concening revelation and end times
You will be provided with a free eBook on Revelation. You will also be expected to complete much of the further reading from the list provided in lesson 1. This module is assessed by way of a research essay and an end of module online timed exam.