Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern

Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern

Robert Hollinger ( Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press , 1985 ) ; Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy , ed . ... For the story of hermeneutics from ancient Alexandria to the nineteenth century , see Georges Gusdorf , Les origines ...

Author: Gerald L. Bruns

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300063032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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In this wide-ranging meditation on the nature and purpose of hermeneutics, Gerald L. Bruns argues that hermeneutics is not merely a contemporary theory but an extended family of questions about understanding and interpretation that have multiple and conflicting histories going back to before the beginning of writing. What does it mean to understand a riddle, an action, a concept, a law, an alien culture, or oneself? Bruns expands our sense of the horizons of hermeneutics by situating its basic questions against a background of different cultural traditions and philosophical topics. He discusses, for example, the interpretation of oracles, the silencing of the muses and the writing of history, the quarrel between philosophy and poetry, the canonization of sacred texts, the nature of allegorical exegesis, rabbinical midrash, the mystical exegesis of the Qur'an, the rise of literalism and the individual interpreter, and the nature of Romantic hermeneutics. Dealing with thinkers ranging from Socrates to Luther to Wordsworth to Ricoeur, Bruns also ponders several basic dilemmas about the nature of hermeneutical experience, the meaning of tradition, the hermeneutical function of narrative, and the conflict between truth and freedom in philosophy and literature. His eloquent book demonstrates the continuing power of hermeneutical thinking to open up questions about the world and our place in it.
Categories: Philosophy

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics

Gerald Brans describes this succinctly in his book Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern : It is not enough to speak of the Qur'an as a text . Rather , it is the recitation ( qur'an ) of a text that only God has seen , the umm al - kitab ...

Author: David Jasper

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664227511

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Hermeneutics defines the rules used to search out the meaning of Scripture. This book assesses major Biblical interpreters & approaches to hermeneutics from the patristic period to the present day.
Categories: Religion

The Disciplines of Interpretation

The Disciplines of Interpretation

Lessing, Herder, Schlegel and Hermeneutics in Germany, 1750-1800 Robert Scott Leventhal. losophy of language and the philosophy and ... See also Bruns : Hermeneutics : Ancient and Modern , pp . 16–17 , where he presents his view of a ...

Author: Robert Scott Leventhal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110144247

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Living in the Margins

Living in the Margins

Rather, discerning a text's relevance for today is intrinsic to the one movement of interpretation which is also the one movement of understanding. 63. Ibid., p. 306. 64. ... Bruns, Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern, pp. 210, 237. 68.

Author: Terry A. Veling

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592440917

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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A gifted theologian sheds light on the meaning and value of intentional faith communities in the margins of parish life.
Categories: Religion

An African Pentecostal Hermeneutics

An African Pentecostal Hermeneutics

A Distinctive Contribution to Hermeneutics Marius Nel. 198. The modern academic interpretive ... However, limiting the choice to ancient or modern meaning is invalid as both the ancient and modern horizons have historical contingency.

Author: Marius Nel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532660887

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The face of African Christianity is becoming Pentecostal. African Pentecostalism is a diverse movement, but its collective interest in baptism in the Spirit and the result of Pentecost in daily living binds it together. Pentecostals read the Bible with the expectation that the Spirit who inspired the authors will again inspire them to hear it as God's word. They emphasize the experiential, at times at the cost of proper doctrine and practice. This book sketches an African hermeneutic that provides guidance to a diverse movement with many faces, and serves as corrective for doctrine and practice in the face of some excesses and abuses (especially in some parts of the neo-Pentecostal movement). African Pentecostalism's contribution to the hermeneutical debate is described before three points are discussed that define it: the centrality of the Holy Spirit in reading the Bible, the eschatological lens that Pentecostals use when they read the Bible, and the faith community as normative for the interpretation of the Bible.
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Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition

Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition

Chapters in the Ancient Legacy & Its Humanist Reception Kathy Eden ... One is the modern discipline of hermeneutics , now roughly two centuries old , that looks back to Friedrich Schleiermacher as its progenitor and Protestant Germany ...

Author: Kathy Eden

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111355

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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This book poses an eloquent challenge to the common conception of the hermeneutical tradition as a purely modern German specialty. Kathy Eden traces a continuous tradition of interpretation from Republican Rome to Reformation Europe, arguing that the historical grounding of modern hermeneutics is in the ancient tradition of rhetoric.
Categories: Philosophy

Disciplining Hermeneutics

Disciplining Hermeneutics

Interpretation in Christian Perspective Roger Lundin. traces the present crisis to two main ... For a thorough examination of allegory and hermeneutics , see Gerald L. Bruns , Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern ( New Haven : Yale Univ .

Author: Roger Lundin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802808581

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The question of interpretation is as old as language itself. In today's postmodern context, however, the task of hermeneutics has become frustratingly complex. This timely collection of essays by ten leading scholars explores the diversity of contemporary Christian hermeneutical theory and practice. The format of the book consists of a major essay and a response in each of four disciplines - philosophy, English, sociology, and theology - leading to differences in definition and practice, but with the common framework of a Christian perspective. In their insightful handling of the most challenging contemporary issues and literature on interpretive theory, the authors seek to negotiate the narrow straits between absolute certainty and interpretive license. And as they chart the turbulent waters of the postmodern world, they serve as savvy guides to assist us in our difficult passage to the truth.
Categories: Religion

Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other

Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other

Gerry Bruns develops the sense of the motto of Aeschylus in connection with Gadamer's hermeneutics in Hermeneutics : Ancient and Modern . Bruns argues that the question of tragedy with Oedipus is not about self - knowledge ; Oedipus's ...

Author: James Risser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791432572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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Elucidates the major components of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics found in his later work.
Categories: Philosophy

Hermeneutics at the Crossroads

Hermeneutics at the Crossroads

ical response required by this sort of hermeneutic would ensure that political readings of Shakespeare would be particular, real, and effective. NOTES 1. ... Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern (New Haven: Yale, 1992), p. 227. 17.

Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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In this multi-faceted volume, Christian and other religiously committed theorists find themselves at an uneasy point in history -- between premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity -- where disciplines and methods, cultural and linguistic traditions, and religious commitments tangle and cross. Here, leading theorists explore the state of the art of the contemporary hermeneutical terrain. As they address the work of Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Derrida, the essays collected in this wide-ranging work engage key themes in philosophical hermeneutics, hermeneutics and religion, hermeneutics and the other arts, hermeneutics and literature, and hermeneutics and ethics. Readers will find lively exchanges and reflections that meet the intellectual and philosophical challenges posed by hermeneutics at the crossroads. Contributors are Bruce Ellis Benson, Christina Bieber Lake, John D. Caputo, Eduardo J. Echeverria, Benne Faber, Norman Lillegard, Roger Lundin, Brian McCrea, James K. A. Smith, Michael VanderWeele, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.
Categories: Philosophy

Gadamer s Dialectical Hermeneutics

Gadamer s Dialectical Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern . New Haven : Yale University Press . 1999. Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy . Evanston , Ill .: Northwestern University Press . Caputo , John D. 1987. Radical Hermeneutics .

Author: Lauren Swayne Barthold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739138871

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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In the face of total human annihilation, it is down to a select few to take a stand against mankind's deadliest adversary,a foe with a fatal sting and anunquenchable taste for human flesh.
Categories: Philosophy