The Hermeneutical Self and an Ethical Difference: Intercivilizational Engagement

The Hermeneutical Self and an Ethical Difference: Intercivilizational Engagement

by Paul S. Chung
     
 

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In response to the religious and spiritual transition experienced in our modern world, Chung creates a postcolonial framework for inter-religious exchange, focussing on issues of interpretation, moral deliberation and ethical praxis. He investigates the relationship between hermeneutical theory and ethics and produces a new theory for intercivilizational dialogue,

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In response to the religious and spiritual transition experienced in our modern world, Chung creates a postcolonial framework for inter-religious exchange, focussing on issues of interpretation, moral deliberation and ethical praxis. He investigates the relationship between hermeneutical theory and ethics and produces a new theory for intercivilizational dialogue, studying theological-philosophical theory of interpretation, ethics, the experience of cultural hybridity and inter-civilisational alliance, set within multiple horizons and diverse contexts

Editorial Reviews

Reviews in Religion and Theology - Nathan Crawford
“Chung is to be applauded for his development of the similarities in the hermeneutical traditions of both and his desire to put them in dialogue. [...] …there is much to like in Chung's text… [...] … for those wrestling with the interreligious dialogue between Christianity and Confucianism, it will be a necessary read.”
Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology - James E. Taneti
‘Chung's book is commendable and could be a helpful addition to university and seminary libraries across the world.’
Hermeneia - Dana Tabrea
Paul S. Chung's all-encompassing hermeneutical project is relevant for the historical inquiry into hermeneutics, and for the comparing of different hermeneutical approaches, coming from the Western as well as from the Eastern traditions. [...] it is a plea for a global hermeneutics as a consequence of and need for intercivilizational engagement.
Theological Book Review - Timothy Shaun Price
Few theologians are positioned to provide as engaging a conversation between Eastern and Western hermeneutics as is Chung in this book. [...] this book provides a helpful counterbalance and critical engagement with an alternate point of view for how hermeneutics can be used for an understanding of the moral self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227901021
Publisher:
James Clarke & Co
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul S. Chung is Associate Professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. His books related to a prophetic theology of God’s mission, transcultural hermeneutics, and justice in the public sphere include 'The Cave and the Butter y' (2010) and 'Liberating Lutheran Theology' (together with Ulrich Duchrow and Craig L. Nessan, 2011), among others.

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