Item description for The Text as Thou: Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology by Steven Kepnes...
The Text as Thou establishes Martin Buber's central concept of "I-Thou" as the heart of a dialogical theory of textual interpretation and a narrative method for explicating Jewish philosophy and theology. Part One takes up Buber's application of his hermeneutic method to the texts of Hasidism and the Bible and the way in which that method can be applied to secular texts as well. His development of a dialogical hermeneutics links Buber to such contemporary theorists as Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Bakhtin. Part Two demonstrates that narrative provides privileged access to Buber's thought. By the retelling of Hasidic tales, biblical stories, and autobiographical anecdotes with powerful immediacy and concreteness, Buber succeeds in a daring attempt to formulate a modern narrative Jewish theology. Taken together, Buber's dialogical hermeneutics and narrative theology constitute a key element in the contemporary revival of the Jewish midrashic imagination.
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Studio: Indiana University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 22, 1992
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0253331277 ISBN13 9780253331274
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More About Steven Kepnes
Steven Kepnes is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and director of Jewish Studies at Colgate University. The author of The Text as Thou: Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology and coeditor of The Challenge of Psychology to Faith, he is currently Judaism editor for Religious Studies Review and is at work on a book entitled The Jew in a Postmodern World.
Steven Kepnes was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Colgate University, USA Colgate University Colgate University, USA Col.