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Bibil Identifier bibil:237464
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The ineffectiveness of hermeneutics. Another Augustine’s legacy in Gadamer
Author Romele, Alberto
Journal Bijdragen. Tijdschrift voor filosofie en theologie (Volume: 75, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 422-439 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article builds on Gadamer’s rehabilitation of the Augustinian concept of inner word (verbum in corde). Unlike most interpretations, the thesis is that the Augustinian inner word does not show the potentialities, but rather the ineffectiveness of ontological hermeneutics. In the first section, it is argued that for the later Augustine, the verbum in corde is the consequence of a Word- and Truth- event. In the second section, the author suggests that Gadamer has properly understood the verbum in corde as a matter of faith. In the third section, it is shown that Gadamer has found in the notion a paradigm for his philosophical and theological insights. Concerning the former, he has always been fascinated by the evenemential character of the "second" Heidegger’s thought. Concerning the latter, Gadamer has explicitly accused Bultmann’s demythologization of being "human, all too human", and he has implicitly praised Barth’s dialectical theology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Gadamer, Hans-Georg
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