Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory

Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory

Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory

Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory

Synopsis

In this concentrated, intelligible, and useful introductory volume Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson give a splendid overview of hermeneutical and interpretive thought. Neither an all-inclusive survey that moves too quickly over the surface of complex issues nor a specialized volume on a single, narrow topic, Porter and Robinson's Hermeneutics provides critical analysis of major movements and figures in hermeneutics and interpretive theory in the modern era -- from Schleiermacher and Heidegger to Thiselton and Culpepper -- showing especially how these interpreters and their movements have impacted biblical and theological study.

Excerpt

This project came about as the result of our common interests in hermeneutics and interpretive theory. Collaborative work on a dictionary of criticism and interpretation led to further discussion about possible research topics in the area of hermeneutics. After discussion of a range of potential topics, we decided to collaborate on this book to bring together recent hermeneutical and interpretive thought in a single critical introductory volume. One of the major ambitions of this volume was to create a constructive bridge between European hermeneutical foundations, especially though not exclusively in the work of a number of German thinkers, and recent North American hermeneutics, including biblical hermeneutics and literary theory. the mix of figures and topics might strike some as unusual in that it gives roughly equal significance to many of the giants of Western intellectual thought and contemporary authors whose work is still in progress. These are areas that are usually kept apart and not brought into interpretive dialogue in a single volume such as this one. Even some very recent treatments have emphasized contemporary continental thought, but at the expense of not giving equal weight to the North American and English-language tradition. This volume is not an inclusive survey that runs the risk of moving too quickly over the surface of admittedly complex issues and ideas, or a specialized volume on a single topic that lacks the kind of breadth required by the topic, but a volume that provides critical analysis of (admittedly restricted) major movements and figures in hermeneutics and interpretive theory in the modern era, especially as these interpreters and movements have had an impact on biblical and . . .

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