Hermeneutics at the Crossroads

Hermeneutics at the Crossroads

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 362.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253218497
  • 9780253218490
  • 474,067

About Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin Vanhoozer is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.James K. A. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Seminars in Christian Scholarship at Calvin College.Bruce Ellis Benson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College.show more

Table of contents

ContentsPreface Kevin J. VanhoozerAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Bruce Ellis Benson, James K. A. Smith, and Kevin J. VanhoozerPart 1. Philosophical Hermeneutics Revisited: Miracles, Resuscitation, Questions1. Discourse on Matter: Hermeneutics and the "Miracle" of Understanding Kevin J. Vanhoozer2. Resuscitating the Author Nicholas Wolterstorff3. Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Question of Relativism Eduardo J. Echeverria4. "The Knowledge That One Does Not Know": Gadamer, Levertov, and the Hermeneutics of the Question Christina Bieber LakePart 2. Derrida and Deconstruction: Haunted Hermeneutics and Incarnational Iterability5. Hauntological Hermeneutics and the Interpretation of Christian Faith: On Being Dead Equal before God John D. Caputo6. Limited Inc/arnation: Revisiting the Searle/Derrida Debate in Christian Context James K. A. SmithPart 3. Literature's Contribution to Christian Understanding: Pointing, Witnessing, Exchanging7. Meeting at the Modern Crossroads: Fiction, History, and Christian Understanding Roger Lundin8. The Hermeneutics of Deliverance: Robinson Crusoe and the Problem of Witnessing Brian McCrea9. John Calvin's Notion of "Exchange" and the Usefulness of Literature Michael VanderWeelePart 4. The Ethics of Interpretation: Improvisation, Participation, Authority10. The Improvisation of Hermeneutics: Jazz Lessons for Interpreters Bruce Ellis Benson11. Ethical Hermeneutics and the Theater: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice Ben Faber12. (Revelation, Interpretation) Authority: Kierkegaard's Book on Adler Norman LillegardContributorsIndexshow more

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