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Bibil Identifier bibil:209957
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sometimes Wave, Sometimes Particle
Author Brueggemann, Walter
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 8, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 376-38 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article is a response to the ongoing, weighty and often caustic critique of my work by Robert Carroll. Over a lifetime of ‘ideology spotting’, Carroll has rejected any attempt to take the faith claims of the text with theological seriousness, and has targeted my work as a model for the failure of such an approach. My response is an insistence that every approach to the text, that of ‘ideology spotting’ as well as ‘theological seriousness’, moves from a faith claim and a ‘prejudice’, whether explicit or not. Thus, there is no ‘high ground’ in interpretation, as Carroll assumed about his own work in his dismissiveness of mine. Rather, interpretation that is generative is an act of playful imagination that allows, after Gadamer, for interpretation to move in and out of theological seriousness. Such a perspective seeks to shun very one-dimensional reductionism.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X09350988
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics
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