The very term “hermeneutics” is rather intimidating to many people. What does it mean? Well, sometimes its easier to understand something by witnessing it in action–in real life–than it is to grasp it as an abstract concept. Thanks to IVP Academic you can now do just that with Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views. Usually I keep [...]
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Heremeneutics asks a simple question: how do I properly understand? Hans George Gadamer (1900-2002), the most influential hermeneutician of the 20th century, answered the question this way: “Hermeneutics is above all a practice, the art of understanding…In it what one has to exercise most is the ear” (as quoted in Thiselton. Hermeneutics, Eerdmans: 2009). Though [...]
In just under two weeks thousands of theologians, biblical scholars, historians, and many other academics from across the Humanities and the globe will convene the 2009 SBL conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is also a huge event for publishers as they parade their newest releases in biblically related scholarship for the world to see, [...]