Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gadamer and Fee: A Dialogue in Hermeneutics
by Young, David, M.Th., Regent University, 2019, 90; 10979703
Abstract (Summary)

The Pentecostal-Charismatic community has searched unsuccessfully for consensus on a hermeneutical approach to Scripture for the past three decades. The problem is not unique to this community of believers but they bring a unique set of theological presuppositions which find their way into the hermeneutical circle. Evangelicals in general, and Pentecostal-Charismatic believers in particular, are heavily invested in historical-criticism and grammatical hermeneutical methods. A strong emphasis on historical-grammatical analysis to the neglect of contemporary application presents Scripture as a static document enrobed in a culture that is at times foreign to the modern reader. As the scholarly community seeks to bridge the historical gap between the horizons of past and the present, there is a clear need to find meaning for the modern reader. This research explores the strengths and limitations of Fee’s historical-grammatical approach and Gadamer’s philosophical-dialogical approach to present options that are biblically sound while being relevant to the contemporary reader.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Grabe, Peter
School: Regent University
Department: Divinity
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: MAI 58/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Theology
Keywords: Charismatic, Fee, Gordon D., Gadamer, Hans-Georg, Hermeneutics, Pentecostal, Truth and method
Publication Number: 10979703
ISBN: 9780438706460
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