Hermeneutics

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  • Husserl's Hermeneutic Perspective

    2012; Savin-Baden & Major, 2013). The lived experience of an individual is revealed by how one perceives and makes sense of an event, process or object (Finlay, 2012). The approach has its origins in the work of Husserl, who emphasises the importance and relevance of focusing on human experience and its perception, rather than the formulation of an objective account (Smith et al., 2013). Later developing this work, Heidegger, a student and admirer of Husserl’s, introduced a hermeneutic perspective to the philosophy of phenomenology,…

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  • Analysis Of The Holy Spirit By J. Todd Billings

    believes that it is only by the Holy Spirit that one would be able to grasp the meaning of a particular verse or passage, or to put in his terms, it would be “one’s faith seek[ing] understanding”. (1) It is noted that there are no formal rules and regulations of how Scripture should be interpreted, but the most practical rule, if there was one, would be to open oneself up to the Holy Spirit. Billings is adamant that Christians need to “[unlearn] our mastery over the biblical text,” (29) and ask…

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  • Hermeneutics In Religion

    This has been come to be known as hermeneutics, or principles and theory of interpretation. However hermeneutics may come under scrutiny and controversy in the form of hermeneutic of suspicion. Hermeneutic suspicion, as it is otherwise known, assumes that text or meaning is historically conditioned and has been used to oppress certain groups of people through the tradition interpreted from the scriptural canon, despite never having intended to do so. One controversial topic of hermeneutic…

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  • Safety In Nursing

    Human: Building a Safer Health System”. Nurses provide interventions to help patients “be” safe. Being safe is not necessarily the same as feeling safe (Mollon, 2014). Feeling safe is a primary need for hospitalized patients (Hupcey, 2000; Mollon, 2014; Wassenaar, Schouten, & Schoonhoven, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to consider the concept of “being” and “feeling” safe using a hermeneutical approach. The paper concludes that nurses are the most important factor in patient perceptions…

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  • Robert Plummer Interpretation

    into his way of thinking, but instead he gave some good questions to think about while interpreting the parables. Plummer’s guidelines include the following questions and images: Determine the main point(s) of the parable. Who are the main characters? What occurs in the end? What occurs in the direct discourse? Who/What gets the most space? Recognize stock imagery in the parables. Note striking and unexpected details. Do not press all details for meaning. Pay attention to the literary and…

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  • Contextual Interpretation

    When thinking about the nature of the Bible in terms of authoritative, inerrant, or divinely inspired, I personally find the Bible to be authoritative. At the beginning of this course I thought that the Bible had to be inerrant in order to be true. If the Bible were to be considered inerrant it would mean that the bible is without error in every aspect. This cannot be true though because some of the scientific and historical claims within in the Bible have been proven to be inaccurate.…

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  • Connotation In Natasha Trethewey's 'Artifact'

    Because everyone differs from one another, each person’s opinions and interpretations of everyday events will vary based on how the information is perceived. These differences are especially noticed when reading and analyzing works of literature. Poems, for example, often lead to an audience with very different interpretations of the meaning being conveyed. Although Natasha Trethewey’s poem, “Artifact,” is a rather simply structured and straightforward poem, the connotations of the diction can…

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  • Best Interpretation Essay

    This essay looks to discuss my assumption that the best interpretation of a work of literature is the author’s intention for the work, as it is the basis for the work. This paper criticises this assumption as it does not allow for a sufficient understanding of literature and since there is no way to prove that there is a best interpretation. The paper offers a new assumption to alleviate these problems which states that a set of interpretations which have sufficient textual evidence are the…

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  • Biblical Hermeneutics Analysis

    Pneuma and Logos: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical Hermeneutics, was the PhD dissertation of Dr. John W Wyckoff in the year 1990. In this dissertation, he displays a scholarly approach in portraying the integral part and as well as analyze other doctrinal perspectives that discount the need of the Holy Spirit in the interpretation of the Holy Bible. The book has been distributed over five distinct chapters where each chapter takes a related and structured projection of the theological…

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  • Double Hermeneutic Theory

    Indeed, Giddens explains how “the sociological analysis of any social system must engage in a double hermeneutic, paying close attention to the ways in which ‘structures’ both constrain action and make meaningful action possible” (pp. 235). The essence of Giddens ‘argument is that to be able to study society, researchers should be aware of the way that society is organized. In every society, norms are most of the time reviewed by governing bodies. Further, this could lead research to study…

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