Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition
Chapters in the Ancient Legacy and Its Humanist Reception
Imprint: Yale University Press
Series: Yale Studies in Hermeneutics
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.