The Promise of Hermeneutics

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999 - 260 pagini
This work presents an engaging interdisciplinary study of the nature and scope of interpretation, one of the most important areas of inquiry in today's postmodern world. The three authors, all acknowledged experts in the field, bring the resources of the Bible, Christian tradition, and intellectual history to bear upon contemporary hermeneutical disputes. Representing a complete revision of The Responsibility of Hermeneutics (1985), this substantially expanded volume has been brought up to date with recent work in hermeneutics and sets forth an important new perspective that shifts the interpretive focus from the past to the promise of the future. Making use of the best insights from current theories about language, interpretation, and the nature of the self, The Promise of Hermeneutics demonstrates how an encounter with contemporary interpretive theory can deepen the church's own hermeneutical practices. The authors also show how the Christian faith can help move us beyond the many impasses created by postmodern thought.

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Comentariu Utilizator  - Leo Mazuera - Christianbook.com

Highly philosophical, not recommendable for those who are interested in mere Biblical Hermeneutics. Because of its historical treatise of philosophy and the principles of interpretation from centuries ago, this book could be really dull. Citiți recenzia completă

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Interpreting Orphans Hermeneutics in the Cartesian Tradition
1
The Endless Recuperation
6
Texts in an Orphaned Age
25
Orphans and the Interpretive Quest
42
Beyond the Orphaned First Person
54
Confessing Our Part
62
Narrative Hermeneutics
65
Texts and Contexts
66
Between the Scylla of Mechanical Replication and the Charybdis of Orphaned Indeterminacy
137
Some Presuppositions and Entailments of Illocutionary SpeechActs
144
ReaderResponse Theories and Biblical and Theological Fiction
152
Why Hasnt ReaderResponse Criticism Caught on in New Testament Studies? A Diagnosis Suggesting Five Reasons
154
The Value of Some Specific ReaderResponse Models for Reading Biblical Fiction and the Role of Imagination in Interpreting Plot
164
Job Eliot and Dostoyevsky on Evil
172
Temporality Reception Action
183
The Temporal and Historical Character of Jausss Aesthetics of Reception
191

Reference and Mimesis
71
Imagined and Actual Worlds
79
Textual Analysis
84
Texts as Instruments of Action
90
Relativism in Interpretation
91
Authorial Stance
100
The Text and the Reader
107
The Readers Response
118
Communicative Action and Promise in Interdisciplinary Biblical and Theological Hermeneutics
133
Some Implications for SpeechAct Theory in Hermeneutics and for the PostHistory of Biblical Texts
200
Further Implications and the Paradigmatic Status of Promise as Communicative Action
209
SocioEthical and Political Individualism and a Theological Critique of Autonomy
214
The Paradigm of Biblical Promise as Trustworthy Temporal Transformative SpeechAction
223
Promise as a Key Example of Understanding Illocutions in SpeechAct Theory
231
Selected Bibliography
241
Index
255
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Pagina 32 - The theory of books is noble. The scholar of the first age received into him the world around ; brooded thereon ; gave it the new arrangement of his own mind, and uttered it again. It came into him life ; it went out from him truth. It came to him short-lived actions; it went out from him immortal thoughts. It came to him business ; it went from him poetry. It was dead fact ; now it is quick thought.
Pagina 20 - All strength — all terror, single or in bands, That ever was put forth in personal form — Jehovah — with his thunder, and the choir Of shouting Angels, and the empyreal thrones — I pass them unalarined.
Pagina 21 - My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The child is father of the man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
Pagina 164 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb...
Pagina 104 - The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters, which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony. But, by judicious selection, rejection, and arrangement, he gives to truth those attractions which have been usurped i by fiction.
Pagina 48 - If man will strike, strike through the mask! How can the prisoner reach outside except by thrusting through the wall?
Pagina 19 - Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the argument of the earth, And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of the creation is love...
Pagina 170 - I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.
Pagina 69 - Homer ruled as his demesne ; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold : Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He...
Pagina 48 - with' one another in many ways, but nothing includes everything, or dominates over everything. The word ' and' trails along after every sentence.

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