From History to Narrative Hermeneutics: Review

While not an easy read, the present volume provides an intriguing and ultimately persuasive discussion of the history of biblical interpretation since the Enlightenment. The author, assistant professor of Old Testament Studies at Ashin University, Korea, takes his point of departure from the prime paradigm shift in biblical hermeneutics from ―divine Word Revelation to human reason brought about by René Descartes. Lee contends that later developments, such as Wellhausen’s documentary hypothesis, were implications of this prime paradigm shift rather than constituting paradigm shifts of their own.

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