The word Hermeneutics means “the art and science of the interpretation of literature.” In our case. Biblical literature is what we are interpreting. This course will equip the student to approach the Word of God more seriously, scientifically andpastorally. The Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum, the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s Document. Interpretation of the Bible in the Church and the Post Synodal Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI Verbum Domini are analysed in the class. Basic principles of Catholic Interpretation of the Scripture in the light of the PB C document is studied in detail.
Added to the above Magisterial Documents, few articles from the NJBC related to the topic are recommended as basic reading material.