hermeneutics hermeneutics


  • (n) the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis


  1. If they are interpreting the Bible, hermeneutics is the term.
  2. Let us improve upon the hermeneutics of chalktalk pundits and initiate pro football in a richer obscurantism.
  3. As Nietzsche said, there are no facts, only interpretations: the hermeneutics of gossip in a frivolous yet dangerous game.



  1. The Pope called one camp "the hermeneutics of discontinuity and rupture," and the other one which has borne fruit, "the hermeneutics of reform."
    on Nov 2, 2006 By: Pope Paul VI Source: renewamerica.us

  2. They are systematically cynical about appearances, instances of what Paul Ricoeur called the "hermeneutics of suspicion".
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Paul Ricoeur Source: Times Online

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