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Subtitle: The Substructure of Hermeneutical Methodology in Christian Spirituality
Author(s): PERRIN, David B.
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 28 Date: 2018
This article, based on the philosophical hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur, proposes a theoretical model that helps explain the substructure of hermeneutical methodology used in studies in Christian spirituality. Ricoeur goes beyond the phenomenological approach, which seeks a ‘thick description’ of the phenomenon, to understand why and how historical works can not only be observed and described, but taken back up into a life such that the ‘story of the past’ in turn becomes ‘the story of the present’ – our story, our living reality.