An event by the 'Theologies of Reading' research group at CRASSH: crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/theologies-of-reading
Reading as Commentary
15 November 2017, 17:00 – 19:00
Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building
Daniel Boyarin (University of California, Berkeley)
Andrea Schatz (King's College London)
Contrary to the Enlightenment view that Biblical commentaries ought to establish the definitive meaning of ambiguous statements, pre-modern traditions, such as the Jewish Midrash, used commentaries to establish multiplicity of meanings and acknowledge ambiguity as the nature of truth. This session asks how the ‘truth’ of a text is transformed when it is read through a pre-modern hermeneutic.
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