Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Book

Hermeneutics, intertextuality and the contemporary meaning of scripture pp. 95-114

ISBN

9781921817977 (pbk.)

Embargo Period

9-4-2014

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

This essay examines the postmodern theories relevant to biblical hermeneutics, then examines two 'special interest' readings of the book of Ruth - Queer and Postcolonial - and evaluates them. It examines James Barr's critique of postmodern 'readings', then attempts an original reading - Racist - as a reductio ad absurdum to demonstrate that postmodern relativity can sustain no arguments against fascism. It examines fundamentalist flirtation with postmodernism and critiques Walter Brueggemann's early optimism. It then evaluates the usefulness and otherwise of postmodern hermeneutics.

Comments

Used by permission: the author.

This book may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and students of Avondale College may access Hermeneutics, intertextuality and the contemporary meaning of scripture from Avondale College Library (220.6 C67).

At the time of writing Grenville Kent was affiliated with Wesley Institute


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