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Hermeneutics

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2,568 words

The term hermeneutics refers to a family of questions, ranging across many different cultural traditions and intellectual disciplines, about what

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
6,582 words

refers to the essential capacity of human beings to understand and give expression to the world in meaningful ways. The

Hermeneutics

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
680 words

(Gk., hermeneutikos, ‘interpretation’, from Hermes, the Greek messenger of the gods).

The discipline arising from reflection on the problems

Hermeneutics, rabbinic

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
85 words

The systems of biblical interpretation employed in rabbinic Judaism. The three best-known sets of rules are the seven rules of

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
150 words

The science of biblical exegesis by the early Talmudic Rabbis in accordance with certain rules. The idea behind the system

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,297 words

Hermeneutics may be defined as the theory of interpretation. More precisely, biblical hermeneutics inquires into the conditions under which the

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
233 words

In Greek = ‘interpretation’: hence, the theory of interpreting and understanding biblical texts, including their historical context. The word is

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
The science of interpretations. The word hermeneutics derives from a term for interpreting scriptural texts, but in sociology hermeneutics refers to a theory and method of interpreting ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
189 words

term adopted from ancient Greek culture. It is the art and methodology of interpreting texts, speech, actions, and similar cultural

HERMENEUTICS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
434 words
(Heb. middot), rules for interpreting the biblical text for halakhic and aggadic purposes. The rules of hermeneutics are traditionally held to be as old as the text itself. Their origin is ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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Current Version:
2005
is the study of the art of interpretation, evolved as a separate object of interest through German theology and philosophy towards the end of the nineteenth century. The leading figure in ... More
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M. J. Inwood

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
841 words

The name of Hermes, the messenger of the Greek gods, gave rise to hermēneuein, ‘to interpret’, and hermēneutike (technē...

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Arnold Whittall

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
118 words
An approach to the analytical interpretation of music that emphasizes meaning and context rather than structure or technique. The term derives from the Greek word for interpretation and ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.

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