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Mobile Ed: BI111 Typological Hermeneutics: Finding Christ in the Whole Bible (4 hour course)

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Explore the art and science of Bible interpretation, teaching you how to become a good reader of the Bible so you will hear everything God says in His inspired Word. Dr. Leithart teaches a hermeneutical approach grounded in a robust theology of language, modelled after the way Jesus and the apostles interpreted the Old Testament, and drawing on elements from patristic and medieval methods. Other crucial topics are discussed, such as the nature of texts, semantics, intertextuality, biblical allusions, and literary structure, all reinforced with a plethora of examples from both biblical and extrabiblical literature. All of this contributes to the main point of reading Scripture: to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: History of Interpretation

  • Early Church to Middle Ages
  • Reformation to Present

Unit 2: The God Who Speaks Human

  • God Speaks
  • God Speaks Human
  • God Speaks Truth
  • Three Models of Theological Language
  • Poetry of Creation in Genesis 1: Light
  • Poetry of Creation in Genesis 1: Images of God

Unit 3: Everything Concerning Himself

  • The Bible Is about Jesus, Part 1
  • The Bible Is about Jesus, Part 2
  • Typology Is a Film, Not a Picture

Unit 4: Open Ears: Becoming a Good Reader

  • Qualifications of an Interpreter
  • Reading According to the Spirit
  • Rules of Reading

Unit 5: Verbal Magic

  • Exegesis and Eisegesis
  • Semantics, Part 1
  • Semantics, Part 2
  • Intertextuality, Part 1
  • Intertextuality, Part 2
  • Scenic Imagery, Part 1
  • Scenic Imagery, Part 2

Unit 6: Textual Rhythms

  • Reasons for Paying Attention to the Structure of Biblical Texts
  • Determine the Subunits of the Text, Part 1
  • Determine the Subunits of the Text, Part 2
  • Determine the Subunits of the Text, Part 3
  • Discern How the Units Are Arranged, Part 1
  • Discern How the Units Are Arranged, Part 2
  • Discern How the Units Are Arranged, Part 3, and Ask What It Means

Unit 7: Reading to Teach

  • Quadriga: The Medieval Fourfold Method
  • Strengths of the Quadriga
  • Examples of the Quadriga: David and Goliath
  • Examples of the Quadriga: Ruth


  • Course Summary

Product Details

  • Title: BI111 Typological Hermeneutics: Finding Christ in the Whole Bibley
  • Instructor: Peter J. Leithart
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 4
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About the Instructor

Peter J. Leithart received an AB in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987, respectively. In 1998 he received his PhD at the University of Cambridge in England. He has served as editor and writer for American Vision in Atlanta, Georgia (1987-1989), and as a pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989-1995. From 1998-2013, he taught Theology and Literature at New Saint Andrews College and between 2003 and 2013 served as pastor of Trinity Reformed Church. He is currently President of the Theopolis Institute, a pastoral training institute in Birmingham, Alabama.


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This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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