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In this concentrated, intelligible, and useful introductory volume Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson give a splendid overview of hermeneutical and interpretive thought. Neither an all-inclusive survey that moves too quickly nor a specialized volume on a single, narrow topic, Porter and Robinson’s Hermeneutics provides critical analysis of major movements and figures in hermeneutics and interpretive theory in the modern era—from Schleiermacher and Heidegger to Thiselton and Culpepper—showing especially how these interpreters and their movements have impacted biblical and theological study.

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  • Title: Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory
  • Author: Stanley E. Porter and Jason C. Robinson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 328
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“Philosophical hermeneutics is not concerned with the fixed meaning of a text. Rather, it seeks to establish a dialectic or open-ended questioning and answering between the past and present, the text and the interpreter, without aiming at a final or complete interpretation.” (Page 11)

“Paul Ricoeur. Two of the most important developments in phenomenological hermeneutics include Husserl’s descriptive method and critical examination of consciousness, and Heidegger’s proposal that understanding and interpretation always arise from the perspective provided by one’s own life-world or situation, including one’s prejudices and presuppositions.” (Pages 8–9)

“To understand, for Heidegger, is to understand in relation to one’s own finite situation.” (Page 9)

“For our purposes there are six distinct hermeneutical trends that, while overlapping in many areas, are worth examining in detail: romantic, phenomenological and existential, philosophical, critical, structural, and poststructural (deconstruction).” (Page 7)

“Hence, with Schleiermacher the hermeneutical task becomes less concerned with establishing textual meaning on its own and more concerned with comprehending the act of understanding itself.” (Page 30)

  • Title: Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory
  • Authors: Stanley E. Porter, Jason C. Robinson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Hermeneutics; Criticism; Interpretation (Philosophy)
  • ISBNs: 9780802866578, 0802866573
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:36:26Z


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