Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition (Paperback)

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

By Kathy Eden

Yale University Press, 9780300111354, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2005

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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.