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Title: The Hermeneutics of Buber and Rosenzweig
Author(s): WAAIJMAN, Kees
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 12    Date: 2000   
Pages: 240-268
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.12.0.505324

Abstract :
For a spiritual hermeneutic (see Studies in Spirituality 5 (1995), 5-39) he insights of dialogical thinkers like Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig are indispensable. On the basis of A Suggestion for Bible Courses of Buber, the main principles of a dialogical herrneneutic are studied: 1) the beginning and end of all understanding is the Masoretic Bible text; 2) the wording of the Masoretic text must be grasped as the verbal form, its spokenness; 3) the spoken word is situated in a dialogical setting. originally and ultimately the primordial ground of the divine-human Word; 4) biblical texts can only be understood from within the organic unity of the Bible.

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