Even if Paul Ricoeur's writings are commonly and appreciatively learn via theologians, this e-book bargains an entire, sympathetic but serious account of Ricoeur's idea of narrative interpretation and its contribution to theology. in contrast to many past experiences of Ricoeur, half I argues that Ricoeur's hermeneutics has to be considered within the gentle of his total philosophical time table, as a fusion and continuation of the incomplete tasks of Kant and Heidegger. quite valuable is the focal point on Ricoeur's contemporary narrative concept because the context within which Ricoeur bargains with difficulties of time and the artistic mind's eye; and it turns into transparent that narrative stands on the crossroads of Ricoeur's look for the that means of individual in addition to his look for the which means of texts. half II examines the potential for Ricoeur's narrative conception for resolving convinced theological difficulties, resembling the dichotomy betweens the Jesus of background and the Christ of religion.

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