Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition: Chapters in the Ancient Legacy and Its Humanist Reception

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Yale University Press, Apr 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 119 pages
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In this eloquent book, Kathy Eden challenges commonly accepted conceptions about the history of hermeneutics. Contending that the hermeneutical tradition is not a purely modern German specialty, she argues instead that the historical grounding of modern hermeneutics is in the ancient tradition of rhetoric. Eden demonstrates how the early rhetorical model of reading, called interpretatio scripti by Cicero and his followers, not only has informed a continuous tradition of interpretation from Republican Rome to Reformation Europe but also has forged such enduring hermeneutical principles as meaning, context, and literary economy.
 

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Contents

Hermeneutics and Ancient Rhetoric
7
Hermeneutics and Ancient Grammar
20
Melanchthons Elementorum rhetorices
79
Protestant Hermeneutics
90
Conclusion
101
INDEX
115
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