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Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition

Chapters in the Ancient Legacy and Its Humanist Reception (Yale Studies in Hermeneutics)

Kathy Eden


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This book poses an eloquent challenge to the common conception of the hermeneutical tradition as a purely modern German specialty. Kathy Eden traces a continuous tradition of interpretation from Republican Rome to Reformation Europe, arguing that the historical grounding of modern hermeneutics is in the ancient tradition of rhetoric.

Yale University Press, 9780300111354, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2005