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Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church

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Whose Community? Which Interpretation? by Merold Westphal
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In this volume, renowned philosopher Merold Westphal introduces current philosophical thinking related to interpreting the Bible. Recognizing that no theology is completely free of philosophical "contamination," he engages and mines contemporary hermeneutical theory in service of the church. After providing a historical overview of contemporary theories of interpretation, Westphal addresses postmodern hermeneutical theory, arguing that the relativity embraced there is not the same as the relativism in which "anything goes." Rather, Westphal encourages us to embrace the proliferation of interpretations based on different perspectives as a way to get at the richness of the biblical text.

Author Biography

Merold Westphal (PhD, Yale University) is distinguished professor of philosophy at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, where he has taught for more than twenty years. His many publications include Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought and Overcoming Onto-Theology.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Pages
160
Dimensions
216x140x13
ISBN-13
9780801031472
Product ID
3651309

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