The unit introduces the theme of biblical hermeneutics in the context of the history of biblical interpretation since New Testament times.  Key movements, theories and strategies will be examined and assessed, including recent developments such as reception history (including the artistic reception of the Bible) and ‘ordinary hermeneutics’.  The potential of these various approaches will be explored in relation to specific biblical genres and texts.  The practical outworking of the subject in the life of the Church will be kept in view.