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Is there a meaning in this text? : the bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge / Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Craig L. Blomberg.

Kevin J Vanhoozer

Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2009.

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  • Title:
    Is there a meaning in this text? : the bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge / Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Craig L. Blomberg.
  • Author: Kevin J Vanhoozer
  • Contributor: Craig L Blomberg;
    Recorded Books, Inc.
  • Subjects: Religion; RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- General; Religion; BIBLES / General; RELIGION / Biblical Reference / General; RELIGION / Biblical Reference / Handbooks; Electronic books;
    Dewey: 220.601
  • Publication Details: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2009.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; INTRODUCTION: Theology and Literary Theory; 1. Faith Seeking Textual Understanding; Three parables on reading and reflection; Philosophy and literary theory: from Plato to postmodernity; Meaning and interpretation: the morality of literary knowledge; The three ages of criticism: the plan of the book; Augustinian hermeneutics; PART ONE: Undoing Interpretation: Authority, Allegory, Anarchy; 2. Undoing the Author: Authority and Intentionality; Authorship and authority: the birth of the "author"; Undoing the author's authority
    Contents: Undoing the author's intentionHas the Bible lost its voice?; 3. Undoing the Book: Textuality and Indeterminacy; Demeaning meaning?; What is a text?; Meaning in Antioch and Alexandria; Textual indeterminacy: the rule of metaphor; Interpretive agnosticism?; 4. Undoing the Reader: Contextuality and Ideology; The birth of the reader; The aims of reading: literary knowledge and human interests; Interpretive violence; Power reading and the politics of canon; Undoing biblical ideology; The ethics of undoing: the "new morality" of knowledge
    Contents: PART TWO: Redoing Interpretation: Agency, Action, Affect 1975. Resurrecting the Author: Meaning As Communicative Action; The physics of promising: from codes to communion; Dissenting voices: speech rehabilitation; The "what" of meaning: texts as communicative acts; The "who" of meaning: authors as communicative agents; Communicative action and the author's intention; Meaning and significance redivivus; 6. Redeeming the Text: The Rationality of Literary Acts; Belief in meaning as properly basic: the nature of literary knowledge
    Contents: The conflict of interpretations: the problem of literary knowledgeHow to describe communicative acts: the norm of literary knowledge; Genre and communicative rationality: the method of literary knowledge; 7. Reforming the Reader: Interpretive Virtue, Spirituality, and Communicative Efficacy; The reader as user, critic, and follower; Is exegesis without ideology possible?; Reader response and reader responsibility; Understanding and overstanding; The Spirit of understanding: discerning and doing the Word; The vocation of the reader: interpretation as discipleship
    Contents: CONCLUSION: A Hermeneutics of the Cross8. A Hermeneutics of Humility and Conviction; Trinitarian hermeneutics; The verbal icon and the authorial face; Hermeneutic humility and literary knowledge; Bibliography; About the Publisher; Share Your Thoughts
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780310831709 (electronic bk.); ISBN 0310831709 (electronic bk.); UPC 025986831707; BNB GBB8A9298; System number: 018899127
  • Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed August 17, 2015).
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.

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