NBST 610 Exam 1

NBST 610 Exam 1 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. The methodologies of the “new criticism” or “formalism” focused primarily on a coherent interpretation of the text in its entirety apart from any historical background information.
  2. The main strength of the more radical reader-response approaches lies in its objectivity.
  3. The unbelieving scholar can understand and portray the true significance of the Bible’s message as well as the believing scholar.
  4. Preunderstandings are preconceived notions or assumptions which a person brings to the text, which have been formulated before the actual study of the text.
  5. A theological principle only applies to certain people in certain ages.
  6. Theological principles are always culturally bound.
  7. Which of the following components of a sentence is described as the mortar that holds the sentences and phrases of the biblical text (i.e., the bricks) together?
  8. List and briefly describe the three reasons for the practice of proper hermeneutics according to Klein et al.
  9. Using Origen’s approach as your guide, match the following aspects of an allegorical interpretation of Scripture with their proper definitions.
  10. A denotative meaning of a word refers to a figurative meaning that is not necessarily a primary meaning for that particular word.
  11. Interpretation is both an art and a science.
  12. In Clement of Alexandria’s view, the literal sense of a passage is the primary and most accurate meaning of that passage.
  13. The reformers Luther and Calvin typically avoided allegorical interpretations and instead insisted on a historical interpretation of Scripture.
  14. A redemptive-movement hermeneutic seeks to develop a method to distinguish in Scripture what is timeless and what is cultural.
  15. Which of the following best defines the word “type”?
  16. Reception history interprets the Bible retrospectively by considering how its contents have been incorporated, used, or influenced in diverse arenas (e.g., art, music, poetry, narrative, film, politics, popular culture, other religions, etc.).
  17. According to Klein et al., the interpretative approach of intertextuality studies the interrelationship between Scripture how it uses other sacred texts from other religions.
  18. Which of the following apostolic methods of interpretation is best defined as interpreting a text by looking for events, objects, or ideas in the Old Testament that anticipate God’s activity later in history?
  19. Which of the following church fathers advocated an allegorical interpretation of Scripture that called for a threefold meaning to passages?
  20. The period around the time of the Reformation witnessed a renewed interest in studying the Bible in its original languages.

Set 2

  1. The main strength of the more radical reader-response approaches lies in its objectivity.
  2. The methodologies of the “new criticism” or “formalism” focused primarily on a coherent interpretation of the text in its entirety apart from any historical background information.
  3. Although all readers are influenced to some degree by presuppositions and preunderstandings, an objective interpretative process is still possible.
  4. Preunderstandings are preconceived notions or assumptions which a person brings to the text, which have been formulated before the actual study of the text.
  5. The differences between the biblical audience and us hinder us from determining the meaning of the text.
  6. There is a river of issues like culture, context, and covenant between the meaning of the Bible for the first century person and the 21st century person.
  7. Details such as grammar and words are not important to the interpretive journey.
  8. List and briefly describe the three reasons for the practice of proper hermeneutics according to Klein et al.
  9. Using Origen’s approach as your guide, match the following aspects of an allegorical interpretation of Scripture with their proper definitions.
  10. According to Klein et al., to truly understand what a text meant to its original recipients requires that we apprehend something of that original impact ourselves.
  11. A connotation refers to a word’s emotional overtones—the positive or negative associations it conjures up beyond what the word strictly means.
  12. In Clement of Alexandria’s view, the literal sense of a passage is the primary and most accurate meaning of that passage.
  13. The period around the time of the Reformation witnessed a renewed interest in studying the Bible in its original languages.
  14. Which of the following church fathers was influenced by Philo and held that Scripture has a twofold meaning–a literal (body) meaning and a spiritual (soul) meaning?
  15. In contrast to Origen’s allegorical approach, the allegorical approach of the Middle Ages believed every passage had four meanings.
  16. Which of the following apostolic methods of interpretation is best defined as interpreting a text by applying its underlying principle to a situation different from, but comparable to, the one in the original context?
  17. The Pietists and Philip Jacob Spener emphasized the devotional and practical study of the Bible over against some of the more doctrinal approaches of the Reformation.
  18. During the Patristic Period, the Old Testament was regarded as the primary authoritative collection of Scriptures.
  19. Which of the following best defines the word “type”?
  20. Which of the following critical methods is best described as an attempt to discern the distinctive theological and thematic emphases that the individual biblical writers or editors gave their materials?
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