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 (hûr′mə-no͞o′tĭk, -nyo͞o′-) also her·me·neu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Interpretive; explanatory.

[Greek hermēneutikos, from hermēneutēs, interpreter, from hermēneuein, to interpret, from hermēneus, interpreter.]

her′me·neu′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Martha Stortz explicates this hermeneutical ecology of the faith community further as she explains,
Hamilton subdivides historicism into two camps: (1) hermeneutical historicism, which insists on the primacy of historical contexts to the interpretation of all texts.
While Vattimo, aims to transform the hermeneutical enterprise, he devotes most attention to criticizing its various distortions.
of Louvain, Belgium) addresses the theme in chapters on the theology of religions; religious plurality; a critique of the pluralist model; the cultural-linguistic theory, postliberalism, and religious incommensurability; a theological critique of postliberalism; and interreligious dialogue and hermeneutical openness.
s hermeneutical method works brilliantly; few readers will fail to be gripped intellectually, even devotionally, by the impassioned story of consummately perfect, ineffable love--the ineffable love of a mother for her son, of a bride for her spouse, of a sister for her brother, and of God for humanity.
An important Erasmian hermeneutical principle is missing here, one which is especially to be discovered in the Annotations on the New Testament, namely, simplicity.
In the historical section, which covers the larger second portion of the book, the author tells the story of hermeneutical thinking from Ast, Wolf, and Schleiermacher to Gadamer and Ricoeur in brief but concise sketches.
Psychologist and therapist Perrin revisits the issues of mind-body (psyche-soma) interaction giving a hermeneutical interpretation.
The topic of biblical canons is of interest to both biblical scholars who maneuver among technical discussions of a historical and textual nature, and theologically-oriented scholars engaged in larger hermeneutical questions.
The first eight are original interpretations of significant themes in New Testament thought (women in early Christianity, John, Paul's letters), while the last four range widely over hermeneutical issues, variety in Paul's ethics, the relation of Jews and Gentiles, and a mosaic in Thessalonica.
Patterson's title signals a hermeneutical strategy of refusing to take monarchist rhetoric at face value, acknowledging that these writers were working under the pressure of censorship.
The economy of the gift indicates an economy in the sense of a dialectical exchange between religion and ordinary moral experience and understanding that is never resolved but rather creates a hermeneutical spiral and is rendered more or less productive.