Hermeneutics, the Bible and Literary Criticism

Hermeneutics, the Bible and Literary Criticism


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The essays in this collection fall into three groups. The first group deals with philosophical accounts of interpretation. The second is concerned with the interpretation of scripture with particular reference to the work of the Oxford theologian and philosopher Austin Farrer. The third group provides some examples of interpretative practice relating to Genesis and the book of Psalms. The contributors represent a wide range of academic disciplines and religious traditions, providing significant pointers for further developments in Biblical criticism and interpretation theory.

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ISBN-13: 9780333539590
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/08/1992
Series: Studies in Literature and Religion
Edition description: 1992
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

General Editors Preface - Notes on the Contributors - PART 1: PHILOSOPHICAL ACCOUNTS OF INTERPRETATION - The Autonomous Text, the Hermeneutical Self, and Divine Rhetoric; D.Klemm - Interpretation and the Bible. The Dialectic of Concept and Content in Interpretative Practice; B.Polka - Revelation and Understanding: A Defense of Tradition; R.Forsman - PART 2: THE INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE WORK OF AUSTIN FARRER - The Stuff of Revelation. Austin Farrer's Doctrine of Inspired Images; I.Dalferth - Making it Plain. Austin Farrer and the Inspiration of Scripture; G.Loughlin - The Sin of Reading: Austin Farrer, Helen Gardner and Frank Kermode on the Poetry of St Mark; H.Hauge - PART 3: INTERPRETATIVE PRACTICE: BIBLICAL TESTS AND THEMES - Wrestling with the Angel. A Study in Historical and Literary Interpretation; J.Rogerson - The Dialogic Discourse of Psalms; H.Levine - God's Presence and the Paradox of Freedom; B.Zelechow - Retracing a Writerly Text: In the Footsteps of a Midrashic Sequence on the Creation of the Male and the Female; R.Salmon & G.E.Alster - Index

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