Tag: Classics

Christian Humanist Profiles 52: A Christian Guide to the Classics

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. So says Francis Bacon; but who will help us design this literary menu? Left to ourselves, often our reading diets consist of empty calories and artificial flavors, or perhaps we starve, unaware of the banquet within easy…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 9: The Elevation of the Historicity of Understanding (265-307)

With the brief history of hermeneutical thinking in the book, Gadamer turns in this section of Truth and Method to constructing a hermeneutics that takes seriously the thrown-and-projected nature of Dasein that he finds to familiar in Heidegger. How Dasein Does Hermeneutics In Being and Time, Heidegger re-imagines time not as something through which beings…