Item description for Theology, Hermeneutics, and Imagination: The Crisis of Interpretation at the End of Modernity by Garrett Green & Green Garrett...
Overview This book explores the contemporary crisis of biblical interpretation by examining modern and postmodern forms of the 'hermeneutics of suspicion'. Garrett Green looks at several thinkers who played key roles in creating a radically suspicious reading of the Bible. After Kant, Hamann and Feuerbach comes Nietzsche, who marked the turn from modern to postmodern suspicion. Green argues that similarities between Derrida's deconstruction and Barth's theology of signs show that postmodern suspicion ought not to be viewed simply as a threat to theology but as a secular counterpart to its own hermeneutical insights. When theology attends to its proper task of describing the grammar of scriptural imagination, it discovers a source of suspicion more radical than the secular, the hermeneutical expression of God's gracious judgement. Green concludes that Christians are committed to the hermeneutical imperative, the never-ending struggle for the meaning of scripture in the hopeful insecurity of the faithful imagination.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.96" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2003
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521650488 ISBN13 9780521650489
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More About Garrett Green & Green Garrett
'He undoubtedly is one of the giants in the history of theology.' -Christianity Today
Karl Barth was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss Pastor and Theologian, and?Barth continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievements as a theologian.
Garrett Green has an academic affiliation as follows - Connecticut College.