SCM Core Text: Theological Hermeneutics

Paperback | June 26, 2007

byAlexander Jensen

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This book introduces theological hermeneutics by giving a historical account of the development of hermeneutical thinking. It defines hermeneutics as the analysis of the obstacles to understanding. The history of hermeneutical thinking and responses to obstacles is told here, beginning with the allegorical interpretation of myths in Hellenism through to the contemporary view of the hermeneutical problem as universal. Following the opening chapters on the history of hermeneutical thought, the book presents an overview of the various contemporary hermeneutical schools of thought, and shows their rooted-ness in different parts of the hermeneutical tradition. The focus is clearly on biblical interpretation however it does also take account of developments outside the field of theology, as they influence the theological reflection on the hermeneutical problem. The questions raised and the possible answers suggested in this volume will be of interest to students of other disciplines, such as philosophy and literature.

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This book introduces theological hermeneutics by giving a historical account of the development of hermeneutical thinking. It defines hermeneutics as the analysis of the obstacles to understanding. The history of hermeneutical thinking and responses to obstacles is told here, beginning with the allegorical interpretation of myths in He...

Dr Jensen is Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He has previously published articles and translations and most recently his thesis was published by Ashgate.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 26, 2007Publisher:SCM-CanterburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0334029015

ISBN - 13:9780334029014

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