4 October 2017, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

 Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Alison Scott-Baumann ( SOAS, University of London)


Hans Georg Gadamer contended that the task of hermeneutics ‘is to clarify the miracle of understanding, which is not a mysterious communion of souls, but sharing in a common meaning’ (Truth and Method, 1960). But what underpins such a ‘common meaning’? And what might modern theories of understanding owe to earlier traditions of scriptural interpretation? This session begins our explanation of reading by considering how the discipline of hermeneutics — the art of interpretation — developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 


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Part of Theologies of Reading Research Group Seminar Series

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