MA Biblical Interpretation
Contemporary developments in the interpretation of texts no longer permit a one dimensional approach to biblical texts.
The filtering of relevant advances into the field of Biblical Interpretation has expanded and enhanced the interpretive options available. The dominance of traditional historical-critical approaches has been replaced by literary, feminist, post-colonial, social-scientific, and post-modern approaches offering fresh perspectives and interpretive options in relation to biblical texts.
This MA will offer deepened understanding of differing interpretive frames, and of the process involved in their interaction with one another. The acquisition of knowledge of such approaches will involve a broad awareness of the history of interpretation and how this impinges on contemporary readings.
The primary aim of the MA Biblical Interpretation is to make students aware of these developments in biblical interpretation and to enable them through this increased awareness to develop their critical interpretive skills in a manner appropriate to the plurality of contemporary society. The disciplined study thus promoted is ideal preparation for a further research degree.