Biblical Genre in Word Ministry

Programme module

The variety of genres in Scripture represents one of its great beauties and one of its great challenges. Poetry and parables, proverbs and epistles, each have their features and forms which will inform the reader and call for careful reflection lest they be emptied of their communicative power.

The aim of this module, therefore, is to develop a sensitivity to the implications of genre. Through a variety of readings and seminars we seek to foster this sensitivity for the right handling of Scripture and the faithful creativity of our own communication and ministry.