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Figuring the Sacred [Paperback]

By Paul Rico (Author), Paul Ricoeur (Author) & Mark I. Wallace (Editor)
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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation. Introduced by Mark Wallace, the twenty-one papers collected in this volume-some familiar, many translated here for the first time-constitute the most comprehensive anthology of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. The writings are thematically divided into five parts: the study of religion philosophers of religion the Bible and genre theological overtures practical theology Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his deep sensitivity to the mystery and power of religious language offer fresh insight into the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1995
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800628942  
ISBN13  9780800628949  

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More About Paul Rico, Paul Ricoeur & Mark I. Wallace

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Paul Ricoeur is the John Nuveen Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School, professor of philosophy, and a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was for many years dean of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences at the University of Paris X (Nanterre).

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Comprehensive Contemporary Theology   Mar 12, 2008
Ricoeur's work in the areas of hermeneutics and theology has been invaluable, and the essays contained in this book are particularly poignant and accessible. His work on Memory and Suffering alone make the book an excellent purchase, and every essay attests to the irreducible nature of God, Scripture, and Theology in a way few authors have done. An excellent work.
Pretty dense reading for the layman  Nov 13, 2006
I have read a lot of Ricoeur, mostly in the area of religion. I am not a professional philosopher, just an educated layman. This one contained a lot of material that was technical and I found myself glossing over whole paragraphs and pages to find the meat. The meat was there, as always, but not as much as in the Conflict of Interpretations, for instance.

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