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The Understanding Of Faith: Interpretation And Criticism

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"The Understanding of Faith" (1974) is certainly Schillebeeckx's most incisive English publication on theological hermeneutics. It contains his principal ideas on this subject, in which he progressively evolved the hermeneutic thinking that he was to apply in due course in his famous Jesus books. The book centres on two issues: how should the Christian message of God's ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published by Seabury Press (first published July 1st 1974)
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I had heard about Schillebeeckx previously, but never had any interest in reading him. I read this book as part of a reading course for my PhD and am i glad that I did! I found Schillebeeckx incredibly rewarding, both in his insightful comments on hermeneutics place in theology and also on his critical stance on critical theory and theology. I think his attempt to synthesize critical theory with constructive theology is very attractive and I am sure it will come to use in my introduction in my ...more
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Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Schillebeeckx was a Belgian Roman Catholic theologian born in Antwerp. He taught at the Catholic University in Nijmegen. He then continued writing. In his nineties, he still wanted to finish a major book about the Sacraments.

He was a member of the Dominican Order. His books on theology have been translated into many languages, and his contributions to the Second
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