SPE3003 - Oral Interpretation
A study of the techniques of oral interpretation to develop expressive reading skills that enhance understanding, stimulate imagination, and quicken the emotional response of the reader and listener to various types of literature. Specific application is made to effective public reading of Scripture. Classroom practice and performance is emphasized. Prerequisites: Principles of Public Speaking, Introduction to the Old Testament or Introduction to the New Testament, and Biblical Interpretation.
As a result of this course you should. . .
- Recognize and define the following literary forms found in the Bible:
Narrative, Didactic, Oratoric, Symbolic, Lyric, Dramatic, and Epic.
- Know the following about these types of literature:
- their essential characteristics and qualities
- their purpose
- where they can be found
- what expressive actions of the voice are required for their best expression
- what value they have for you as a minister or Christian worker
- Understand basic skills in arranging scriptures, particularly compiling and abridging, to achieve maximum oral reading advantage.
- Acquire a greater understanding of the significance, priority, and demands of public scripture reading.
- Develop a deeper commitment to your responsibility as an oral messenger of the Word.
- Read with increased ease and proficiency as a result of regular (daily) practice.
- Develop a responsive voice to interpret intelligently but not extravagantly, with sympathy but without artificiality, various thoughts and feelings contained in passages.
- Have the processes of your thinking stimulated and accentuated, deeper feeling awakened, and realization of the truth heightened.
The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:
- Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity, and creativity, utilizing gender inclusive language. (CP1)
Principles of Public Speaking, Introduction to the Old Testament or Introduction to the New Testament, and Biblical Interpretation.