Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern

Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern

by Gerald L. Bruns
     
 
In this wide-ranging meditation on the nature and purpose of hermeneutics, Gerald L. Bruns argues that hermeneutics is not merely a contemporary theory but an extended family of questions about understanding and interpretation that predate the beginning of writing. Bruns situates the basic questions of hermeneutics against a background of different cultural

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In this wide-ranging meditation on the nature and purpose of hermeneutics, Gerald L. Bruns argues that hermeneutics is not merely a contemporary theory but an extended family of questions about understanding and interpretation that predate the beginning of writing. Bruns situates the basic questions of hermeneutics against a background of different cultural traditions and philosophical topics, discussing for example, the interpretation of oracles, the quarrel between philosophy and poetry, Rabbinical midrash, and the nature of Romantic hermeneutics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300054507
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/25/1992
Series:
Yale Studies in Hermeneutics
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.22(d)

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