Refiguring Theological Hermeneutics: Hermes, Trickster, Fool

Refiguring Theological Hermeneutics: Hermes, Trickster, Fool

Marion Grau


Hermeneutics should be stated to be operative while anything isn't instantly intelligible. The divine, studies of God and the sacred, are in fact a infamous hermeneutical challenge. tips to render, translate, interpret the unintelligible, the infinitely untranslatable with no certainly admitting to its impossibility? This booklet argues that interpretive supplier has points which are represented by way of the figures of Hermes, trickster, and idiot. those figures show, practice, and problem the established order of a society and its buildings of strength, wisdom and trust. As hermeneutical acts are notoriously multivalent, engagement with those figures will help reframe hermeneutical paintings as a colourful reminder of the play among humility and braveness in reinterpreting the divine via mythos and emblems anew on a daily basis. those figures may help to reconstruct theology as mytho-logy in instructing us larger admire for the dynamics of mythological narrativity and its logical exfoliation.

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