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characteristics of setting, theme, plot, characters, symbolism, etc that repeat throughout a genre
transmission of a peoples' history, culture, religion, laws, etc. by word of mouth from one generation to the next
God's guidance of the biblical writers in their efforts to understand God's presence and action and communicate that to his people
method that interprets the Bible word for word, interprets each story as true in all senses: historically, scientifically, spiritually, etc.
method that interprets the Bible with a focus on the deeper truth that God intends to reveal, puts each passage in its literary, historical, and theological context to aid understanding
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