This course will delve into unique Indigenous theological contributions to the meaning of Christian faith and life. Utilizing a thematic approach, the intersection of one’s experience with the Creator, the nature of the spiritual, the Gospel story, redemption and redeemer will be explored in contrasting views with Western theological methods.
This course will further introduce diverse hermeneutical principles from within an Indigenous theological perspective, rooted in cross-disciplinary contextual studies. We will explore methodologies that encourage post-colonial and post-modern approaches to engaging with scripture, and apply insights gained from contemporary critical studies as well as introduce competencies for teaching scripture from an Indigenous hermeneutic. We will further explore a distinct Indigenous hermeneutical disposition, based on language, voice, history, interpretation, and values.
- Teacher: Terry LeBlanc