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Whose community? which interpretation? : philosophical hermeneutics for the church

Author: Merold Westphal
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, ©2009.
Series: Church and postmodern culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merold Westphal introduces current philosophical thinking related to interpreting the Bible. Recognizing that no theology is completely free of philosophical "contamination," he engages and mines contemporary hermeneutical theory in service of the church. After providing a historical overview of contemporary theories of interpretation, Westphal addresses postmodern hermeneutical theory, arguing that the relativity  Read more...
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Named Person: Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merold Westphal
ISBN: 9780801031472 0801031478
OCLC Number: 310224904
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Hermeneutics 101: no interpretation needed? --
Hermeneutics 102 : a little historical background --
Against romantic hermeneutics : away from psychologism --
Objectivism and authorial privilege --
Revoking authorial privilege --
Rehabilitating tradition --
On not clinging to the prejudice against prejudice --
Art as the site of truth beyond method --
Performance, application, conversation --
Conversation and the liberal-communitarian debate --
The church as conversation --
Transcendence, revelation, and community.
Series Title: Church and postmodern culture.
Responsibility: Merold Westphal.

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A renowned philosopher introduces contemporary issues in philosophical hermeneutics related to the church's task of interpreting the Bible.  Read more...

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