Richard G Herbster
This thesis considers the integration of biblical language study with homiletical preparation. Through a series of interviews and surveys, Presbyterian pastors in western Pennsylvania were studied to consider their attitudes toward and use of the biblical languages in preparing to preach. A study of scripture is undertaken to ascertain scripture's view of scripture and the relevance of this for the use of the biblical languages in preaching. The Reformation is considered as the most relevant period in theological history. Strengths and weaknesses of the educational process as regards the languages are also considered.