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Chapters

   

II to XIV

 

Foundational issues

IX

 

Gadamer (turning-point)

X

 

Ricoeur (turning-point)

 

Post-Gadamerian

 

XI

Socio-critical

Habermas and Apel

XI & XIV

Socio-contextual

Rotry and Fish

III

Semiotics, deconstruction & postmodernism

 

INTRODUCTION: NEW HORIZONS

I TRANFORMING TEXTS: PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS

  1. WHAT IS A TEXT? SHIFTING PARADIGMS OF TEXTUALITY
  2. FROM SEMIOTICS TO DECONSTRUCTION AND POST-MODERNIST THEORIES OF TEXTUALITY

IV PRE-MODERN BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: THE HERMENEUTICS OF TRADITION

  1. THE HERMENEUTICS OF ENQUIRY: FROM THE REFORMATION TO MODERN THEORY
  2. SCHLEIERMACHER'S HERMENEUTICS OF UNDERSTANDING
  3. PUALINE AND OTHER TEXTS IN THE LIGHT OF A HERMENEUTICS OF UNDERSTANDING
  4. THE HERMENEUTICS OF SELF-INVOLVEMENT: FROM EXISTENTIALIS MODELS TO SPEECH-ACT THEORY
  5. THE HERMENEUTICS OF METACRITICISM AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE
  6. THE HERMENEUTICS OF SUSPICION AND RETRIEVAL: PAUL RICOEUR'S HERMENEUTICS THEORY
  7. THE HERMENEUTICS OF SOCIO-CRITICAL THEORY: ITS RELATION TO SOCIO-PRAGMATIC HERMENEUTICS AND TO LIBERATION THEOLOGIES
  8. THE HERMENEUTICS OF LIBERATION THEOLOGIES AND FEMINIST THEOLOGIES: SOCIO-CRITICAL AND SOCIO-PRAGMATIC STRANDS
  9. THE HERMENEUTICS OF READING IN THE CONTEXT OF LITERARY THEORY
  10. THE HERMENEUTICS OF READING IN READER-RESPONSE THEORIES OF LITERRARY MEANING
  11. THE HERMENEUTICS OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY: (1) TEN WAYS OF READING TEXTS IN RELATION TO VARIED READING-SITUATIONS
  12. THE HERMENEUTICS OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY: (2) FURTHER READING-SITUATION, PLURALISM, AND 'BELIEVING' READING

INTRODUCTION: NEW HORIZONS

  1. Aims and Concerns 1
  2. Hermeneutics in the University, and the Bible and the Church 4
  3. New Horizons for Readers: Reading with Transforming Effects 8
  4. New Horizons in the Development of Hermeneutics 10
  5. The New Horizons of Fresh Argument and Transforming the Reading-Paradigm 16
  1. TRANFORMING TEXTS: PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS
  1. The Capacity of Texts to Transform Readers
  2. The Capacity of Readers and Texts to Transform Texts: Different Notions of Intertextuality
  3. Situational and Horizontal Factors in Transforming Texts
  4. Factors Arising from Semiotics, Theories of Hermeneutics , and Theories of Textuality

III WHAT IS A TEXT? SHIFTING PARADIGMS OF TEXTUALITY

  1. Are Authors Part of Texts? Introductory Issues
  2. Are Situations or Readers Part of Texts?
  3. Theological Claims about the Givenness and Actualization of Biblical Texts
  4. Further Theological Issues: Disembodied Texts or Communicative Address?