Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Posted By on February 24, 2020


The Bible. It’s called sacred Scripture. That’s because throughout history Jews and
Christians have held the conviction that it speaks God’s Word to God’s people. From the earliest days of the Church, the
Bible has been read through the lens of faith, in the conviction:
that the Old and New Testaments compose a single, dramatic narrative, centred on the
person of Jesus Christ, that the Holy Spirit breathes through it all,
revealing truths to the Church today in a way that is consistent with truths revealed
in the past that every part of Scripture is useful for
training us to live God’s way. But there are many different approaches to
reading the Bible. Some read it literally. Some, metaphorically. Some read it for information. Some for inspiration. And some read it as a purely academic pursuit. We can learn things from any of these approaches. But the most important thing is missing unless
we also read it with – and for – the sake of the Church as the Body of Christ, and also
with: a desire to hear God’s voice,
a willingness to listen to Him as He speaks through Scripture to transform our lives
That is our faith at Wycliffe College, where we read the Bible together every day. We study it deeply, and allow it to move us,
grow us, and to motivate our prayers. We are devoted to the study of Scripture as
the foundation for Christian faith and practice. This way of reading the Bible has become known
among scholars around the world as “theological interpretation of Scripture.” But it’s not new. The Church has practiced this way of reading
the Bible from the beginning. At Wycliffe College, we give priority to the
theological interpretation of Scripture in our worship, in our teaching, and in our scholarship. Join us!

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