Figuring The Sacred

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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation. Introduced by Mark Wallace, the twenty-one papers collected in this volume-some familiar, many translated here for the first time-constitute the most comprehensive anthology of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. The writings are thematically divided into five parts:
the study of religion philosophers of religion the Bible and genre theological overtures practical theology
Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his deep sensitivity to the mystery and power of religious language offer fresh insight into the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800628949
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 819,540
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Philosophy and Religious Language 35
2 Manifestation and Proclamation 48
3 The "Sacred" Text and the Community 68
4 A Philosophical Hermeneutics of Religion: Kant 75
5 The "Figure" in Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption 93
6 Emmanuel Levinas: Thinker of Testimony 108
7 On the Exegesis of Genesis 1:1-2:4a 129
8 The Bible and the Imagination 144
9 Biblical Time 167
10 Interpretive Narrative 181
11 Hope and the Structure of Philosophical Systems 203
12 Naming God 217
13 Toward a Narrative Theology: Its Necessity, Its Resources, Its Difficulties 236
14 Evil, a Challenge to Philosophy and Theology 249
15 The Summoned Subject in the School of the Narratives of the Prophetic Vocation 262
16 The Logic of Jesus, the Logic of God 279
17 "Whoever Loses Their Life for My Sake Will Find It" 284
18 The Memory of Suffering 289
19 Ethical and Theological Considerations on the Golden Rule 293
20 Pastoral Praxeology, Hermeneutics, and Identity 303
21 Love and Justice 315
Bibliographical Note 331
Index of Biblical Passages 333
Index of Names 335
Index of Subjects 337
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