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Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology

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The Text as Thou: Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology

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"...a brilliant and exciting study...Kepnes has brought Buber into the heart of the contemporary dialogue on hermeneutics". (Maurice Friedman). "The book is a gem. Each chapter emerges as a mutually enriching dialogue between Buber's work and ...different but interconnected foci of contemporary inquiry in literary, philosophical, and theological hermeneutics". (Peter chs). "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.

The Text as Thou: Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology by Steven Kepnes was published by Indiana University Press (IPS) in June 1992. The ISBN for The Text as Thou: Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology is 9780253331274.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (IPS) (June 1992)
Weight500g
Number of Pages244
Thickness21 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780253331274
ISBN-100253331277
Product Code4449551
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