Bookcover of "The God Absorbing text"
Booktitle:

"The God Absorbing text"

Kabbalah and Historical Critical Method - A Complementary Hermeneutical Study

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-09-30 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-20225-0

ISBN-10:
3639202252
EAN:
9783639202250
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Kabbalah, through radical hermeneutical techniques, created a colorful universe of esoteric concepts. By tearing up the surface level of the texts, kabbalist mystics believed they can fathom into the divine mysteries. With the emergence of the new “enlightened” sense of past, however, this interpretative method was refused as a deterrent example for violation of the autentic meaning. Enlightemnent and post-Enlightenment theologians confidently advocated an unbiased, dogma-free biblical hermeneutics. Yet, unconsciously though, by developing new historical and critical methods they again and again reconfigured and redefined the text in order to render it a usable subject of historical examination. Thus they fell back into the kabbalist’s pit: the God of the text remained absorbed by the meaning attributed to the text. Can we evade the hermeneutical impasse today? This book leaves the question open but moves toward a narrative hermeneutics that intends to provide room for both historical and mystical understanding. This study, as a mark of a theoretical but deeply personal struggle, might be interesting for those studied Christians who strive for unity of faith and knowledge.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
György Kustár
Number of pages:
100
Published on:
2009-09-30
Stock:
Available
Category:
Religion / Theology
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Kabbalah, Hermeneutics, Jewish studies, Christianity, theology, Historical-Critical Method, Bible, Historical-Critical Method

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