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Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies (review)

Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies (review) THINKING BIBLICALLY: EXEGETICAL AND HERMENEUTICAL STUDIES. By Andre LaCocque and Paul Ricoeur. pp. xix + 441. Chicago, il..: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Cloth, $30.00. This volume puts two scholars of differing backgrounds and interests-one a biblical scholar, the other a philosopher-into a unique dialogue on a series of biblical texts. Andre LaCocque is a moderately renowned biblical scholar who is now emeritus professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, and who formerly directed the Center of Jewish Christian Studies there. He has written a number of books in the field of biblical studies, most of which demonstrate a keen eye for detail and the ways in which such detail may be exploited by the interpreter in ways that challenge or even subvert time-honored generalizations about the Bible. Thus, most recently, his books The Feminine Unconventional: Four Subversive Figures in Israel's Tradition and Romance She Wrote: A Hermeneutical Essay on Song of Songs explore in lively and creative (and often idiosyncratic) ways the complexities of gender in biblical literature that arise only when one is willing to engage the texts in a close, exegetical manner. Paul Ricoeur taught for years at the University of Chicago, where he is now an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 41 (1) – Oct 5, 2000

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THINKING BIBLICALLY: EXEGETICAL AND HERMENEUTICAL STUDIES. By Andre LaCocque and Paul Ricoeur. pp. xix + 441. Chicago, il..: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Cloth, $30.00. This volume puts two scholars of differing backgrounds and interests-one a biblical scholar, the other a philosopher-into a unique dialogue on a series of biblical texts. Andre LaCocque is a moderately renowned biblical scholar who is now emeritus professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, and who formerly directed the Center of Jewish Christian Studies there. He has written a number of books in the field of biblical studies, most of which demonstrate a keen eye for detail and the ways in which such detail may be exploited by the interpreter in ways that challenge or even subvert time-honored generalizations about the Bible. Thus, most recently, his books The Feminine Unconventional: Four Subversive Figures in Israel's Tradition and Romance She Wrote: A Hermeneutical Essay on Song of Songs explore in lively and creative (and often idiosyncratic) ways the complexities of gender in biblical literature that arise only when one is willing to engage the texts in a close, exegetical manner. Paul Ricoeur taught for years at the University of Chicago, where he is now an

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Published: Oct 5, 2000

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