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Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference

Carl Olson

in The Allure of Decadent Thinking

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199959839
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959839.003.0005
Hermeneutics, Comparison, Context, and Difference

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Using the methods of Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Wendy Doniger as representative of the history of religions approach to the study of religion, the chapter compares these figures to selected postmodern thinkers on the topics of hermeneutics, comparison, and difference.

Keywords: Mircea Eliade; Jonathan Z. Smith; Wendy Doniger; hermeneutics; comparison; context; difference

Chapter.  11317 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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