6 Hermeneutics Assignment Copy

Instructions

Develop a real-life application for the theological principle you wrote last week for Jonah 4:10-11. Remember, you are addressing “how Christians today can live out the theological principle” you identified in the passage (Duvall & Hays, p. 263). Be sure to follow the three steps addressed by Duvall and Hays:

  1. We observe how the theological principles in the biblical text address the original situation. We identify the key elements that are present in the intersection between the principle and the situation.
  2. We search for a situation in our lives or our world that contains all the key elements. When we find such parallel contemporary situations, we can be confident that we are applying the meaning of the biblical text.
  3. We need to make our applications specific by creating real-world scenarios that are both faithful to the meaning of the text and relevant to the contemporary audience. Remember, to truly grasp God’s Word, we need to obey what we learn.  (p. 263)

Submit completed assignment by Sunday at 11:59 PM (CST).

Assignment Rubric

Use these evaluation criteria to develop your best work:

CriteriaExemplaryProficientMinimalUnacceptableTotal Possible Points
Theological Principles and the original situation40 to >36 pts Identifies and clearly explains the key elements that are present in the intersection between principle and the situation.35.9 to >32 pts Identifies and explains the key elements that are present in the intersection between principle and the situation, but with some difficulty.31.9 to >28 pts Struggles to identify and explain the key elements that are present in the intersection between principle and the situation and does not articulate all the options.27.9 to >0 pts Does not identify and explain the key elements that are present in the intersection between principle and the situation.40
Situation containing all the key elements40 to >36 pts Provides a specific situation that incorporates all the key elements of the passage and that clearly applies the meaning of the biblical text.35.9 to >32 pts Provides a specific situation that incorporates most of the key elements of the passage and that applies the meaning of the biblical text.31.9 to >28 pts Provides a situation that incorporates some of the key elements of the passage and that somewhat applies the meaning of the biblical text.27.9 to >0 pts Does not provide a situation that incorporates the key elements of the passage and that applies the meaning of the biblical text.30
Specific application for the contemporary audience30 to >27 pts Provides multiple applications that are specific real-world scenarios that are faithful to the meaning of the text and relevant to the contemporary audience.
26.9 to >24 pts Provides an application that is a specific real-world scenario that is faithful to the meaning of the text and relevant to the contemporary audience.

23.9 to >21 pts Provides an application that is a somewhat ambiguous real-world scenario that is not fully faithful to the meaning of the text and relevant to the contemporary audience.
20.9 to >0 pts Does not provide an application that is a specific real-world scenario that is faithful to the meaning of the text and relevant to the contemporary audience.30
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