Introduction to Hermeneutics & Homiletics

This is a combined modular course made up of Hermeneutics (Principles of Biblical interpretation) and Homiletics (Principles of Biblical preaching). The focus of the Hermeneutics section of the course introduces the student to the basic principles of biblical interpretation to cover the basic rules of Bible interpretation by stressing a pattern of explaining the rule, illustrating the principle, and allowing the student to practice interpretation. The Homiletics section emphasises the steps involved in building different types of sermons and the use of various types of sermon patterns and applying context for proper exposition. It deals with practical matters such as the preparation of the sermon, the source of materials, construction of the sermons, sermon delivery and evaluation.