|Scripture between Identity and Creativity : A Hermeneutical Theory Building upon Four Interpretations of Job
Scripture between Identity and Creativity : A Hermeneutical Theory Building upon Four Interpretations of Job / Pieter Martinus Wisse - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2003 - Tekst. - Proefschrift Universiteit Utrecht
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Trefwoorden: Scripture, interpretation, hermeneutics, book of Job, John Calvin, Gustavo Guttérrez, Orlando di Lasso, the Testament of Job, authority of Scripture
The interaction between religious canonical texts and the contexts in which they are interpreted is the subject of this study. The central question addressed is whether and how the context of the interpretation influences or determines the meaning of the text. This question is divided into a descriptive and a normative question. The descriptive question is: what happens when religious believers interpret their canonical texts? Does anything occur which is typical for religious interpretation in contrast to secular interpretations or not? The normative question is: what does the nature of religious interpretation of canonical texts imply for the viability of rules for correct interpretation that are commonly formulated in hermeneutics? The descriptive question is investigated on the basis of four examples of the interpretation of Job: (1) the Testament of Job, a Jewish haggadic retelling of the story of Job from the first century CE. (2) the sermons on Job by the sixteenth century Protestant reformer John Calvin; (3) the music on Job by one of the masters of sixteenth century Flemish polyphony Orlando di Lasso; and (4) the book On Job: God Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent by the twentieth century 'father' of liberation theology Gustavo Gutiérrez.
Part I: Stating the Problem
Part II: Perspectives on Job
Part III: A Theory of Critical Engagement