The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic

The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a Creational Hermeneutic

by James K. A. Smith

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In this provocative book James K. A. Smith, one of the most engaging Christian scholars of our day, offers an innovative approach to hermeneutics. The second edition of Smith's well-received debut book provides updated interaction with contemporary hermeneutical discussions and responds to criticisms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801039720
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James K. A. Smith (PhD, Villanova University) is the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, he is editor of Comment magazine and a senior fellow of the Colossian Forum. He is the author or editor of many books, including the Christianity Today award winners Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, and editor of the well-received Church and Postmodern Culture series (

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Reconsiderations: An Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction: Interpretation and the Fall
Part 1: The Fallenness of Hermeneutics
1. Paradise Regained
2. Through a Mirror Darkly
Part 2: A Hermeneutics of Fallenness
3. Falling into the Garden
4. Edenic Violence
Part 3: Toward a Creational Hermeneutic
5. Interpreting the Fall
6. Interpretation in Eden
7. Limited Inc/arnation: From Creation to Ecclesia

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