Hermeneutics is the study of interpretation. How do I know which meaning and interpretation of something — biblical or secular, said or written — is the right one?  This Semester 2 unit with John Martis engages with the philosophy of hermeneutics, including its meaning, traditional models and modern developments creating change.


Learn the thoughts of well known hermeneutical scholars, including Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and more, and the contributions structuralists, poststructuralists and others have made to the field.


Engage with the following questions with that background in mind:

You’ll get the opportunity to explore how textual meaning might be determined, and whether there’s an adequate “explanation of explanation” to be had.

You’ll gain awareness of factors determining the theological meaning of biblical texts, while learning about hermeneutics from a philosophical standpoint.


To learn more or to enrol, email study@pilgrim.edu.au

Course code AP2600P/3600P/9600P
Instructor J Martis
Mode of Delivery
Internal – Face to face and
External – Online Synchronous
Semester 2 Thursday, 6 pm to 9 pm