Homiletics and hermeneutics: The rhetorical spaces in between

Swearingen, C. Jan
September 1995
Studies in the Literary Imagination;Fall95, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p27
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the transformation of the relationship between homiletics and hermeneutics between 1250-1750. Augustine's preference for figurative interpretation and acceptance of pagan literature as a legitimate way to foster Christianity; Aquinas' demand for liberal interpretation and renouncement of secular literature; Hermeneutics, function of secular and scriptural homiletics and the exegete's role in society.


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