Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues Hardback
Humility, Patience, Prudence
by Jacob L. Goodson;
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Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues
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Different from Frei's contentions, the Christian ethicist at Duke University, Stanley Hauerwas claims: if Scripture is the proper object of study within Christian theology, then the category of narrative teaches us that we ought to give our scholarly attention to the interpretations and performances of Scripture. Hauerwas emphasizes the continuity between the biblical narratives and the traditions of the church. This disagreement is best described as a hermeneutical one: Frei thinks that the primary place where interpretation happens is in the text; Hauerwas thinks that the primary place where interpretation occurs is in the community of interpreters. In order to move beyond the dichotomy found between Frei's and Hauerwas' work, but to remain within the return to Scripture movement, Goodson constructs three hermeneutical virtues: humility, patience, and prudence. These virtues help professors and scholars within Christian theology, philosophy of religion, and religious ethics maintain objectivity in their fields of study.
Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues by Jacob L. Goodson was published by Lexington Books in January 2015. The ISBN for Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues is 9780739190135.
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|Page last updated||3rd December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Jacob L. Goodson|
|Publisher||Lexington Books (January 2015)|
|Number of Pages||226|