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(2019) Hermeneutics and its problems, Dordrecht, Springer.

Ernesti [and Ast: the reorientation of hermeneutics from theology toward philology]

Translated by Thomas Nemeth

pp. 45-60

Although a largely unoriginal thinker, Ernesti, a rationalist, offered an interpretation of Scripture freed from Church dogma and the instability of common sense. With him, hermeneutics centered on philology rather than on the limited sphere of Biblical investigation and became both freer in its techniques and more scientific in its content. Shpet also traces here developments through Ast.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98941-9_4

Full citation:

(2019). Ernesti [and Ast: the reorientation of hermeneutics from theology toward philology], in Hermeneutics and its problems, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 45-60.

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