Hermeneutics & the Philosophy of Religion: Legacy of Paul Ricoeur

Religion in Philosophy & Theology No. 78


Edited by: Ingolf U. Dalferth & Marlena A. Block
September 2015
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161537127
300 Pages
$139.50 Paper original


Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was one of the most important and prolific religious philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. Was a self-reflective and critical access to hermeneutics to essential tool for the philosophical interpretation of complex text worlds religious traditions and the critical reflection of cultural phenomena through its wide-ranging writings. His philosophical hermeneutics was the lack of transparency of the human selves invoice and the related complexity of direct and indirect communication in religion and culture. To mark the 100th anniversary investigate his birthday and assess the contributions to this volume Ricœur contributions for hermeneutic "turn" in the philosophy of religion. 

Site Ingolf U. Dalferth: Hermeneutics of the Call: Introduction I.Hermeneutics and Religion David Tracy: Paul Ricœur: Hermeneutics and the Dialectic of Religious Forms - Marlene A. Block: Paul Ricoeur's Philosophy as Mourning, as conversion, and as a Way of Life: A Response to David Tracy - Pamela Sue Anderson: Confidence in The Power of Memory: Ricœur's Dynamic Hermeneutics of Life - Richard T. Livingston: Hope in the fallibility of memory: A Response to Pamela Sue Anderson - Walter Schweidler: The Self-Repeating Origin: Ontological Aspects of Ricoeur's Concept of Hermeneutics - Nathan Greeley: On What It Means for God to Speak a Word: A Reply to Walter Schweidler II. Philosophy and Biblical Poetry Carsten Pallesen: A "Questioning Lament": Trajectories of Biblical Poetry and Interpretive Prose in Psalm 22 and in the passion of Mark as a Hegelian moment in Ricœur's Philosophy of Religion - Duncan Gale:Lamentable Answers and Interpretive religion, with Continual Reference to Ricoeur and Hegel: A Response to Carsten Palleson - Anselm K. Min: Ricoeur's Critical Philosophy of History and Hermeneutics of Historical Consciousness: Some Hegelian Responses - Joshua Kira: Could Hegel Survive a Hegelian Critique ?: A Response to Anselm Min III. Hermeneutics and Theology Pierre Buhler: "Here I Stand ...": Hermeneutics of the Self as a legacy of the Reformation Thought - KirstenGerdes: Other than 'Self': A Response to Pierre Buhler Nicola Stricker: Thinking the Revelation - Eric E. Hall : Hermeneutics as Loving Revelation: A Response to Nicola Stricker - Christina M. Gschwandtner: "Adhesion" to the "Essential": from Sacred Text to Faithful Action - Jeffrey C. Murico:The (Political) Power of Liturgy: A Response to Christina M. Gschwandtner