The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation. Introduced by Mark Wallace, the. Figuring the Sacred has 62 ratings and 4 reviews. Carl said: I’m surprised I haven ‘t already reviewed this– I’ve been reading pieces of it on and off fo. Read the full-text online edition of Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative, and The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation. Introduced by Mark Wallace, the twenty-one papers collected in this volume-some familiar, many translated here for the first time-constitute the most comprehensive anthology of Ricoeur’s writings in religion since The writings are thematically divide The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies, and biblical interpretation.
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I’m surprised I haven’t already reviewed this– I’ve been reading pieces of it on and off for over a year now. This is a nice collection of Ricoeur’s shorter and lesser known work on Christianity– from what I understand, he likes to keep philosophy and theology separate, on the idea that they answer different questions.
In any case, looks interesting so far, but I get to it so rarely that it’s difficult for me to give a coherent report on its contents. The philosophically minded and the lit peo I’m surprised I haven’t already reviewed this– I’ve been reading pieces of it on and off for over a year now.
The philosophically minded and the lit people might like it, regardless of religious affiliation, but I expect that my Christian friends on the more conservative dare I say fundy? Oct 13, Kwan Qi Xiang rated it really liked it.
Some good, some not so good. But on the whole, reading it was a bit of a “limit-experience” for me, having several mind-blown moments that helped me understand or start to formulate responses to several long-term questions i’ve had about hermeneutics and bible interpretation.
Jul 08, Jacob Aitken rated it figiring was amazing Shelves: I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred. Not every chapter was equally good.
Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative & Imagination
Some of his musings on Heidegger and Kant were interesting but not germane to narrative theology. This makes me think of chiasms. The structure of a chiasm reinforces meaning. Meaning unf I am not going to do a chapter by chapter analysis of Figuring the Sacred. Meaning unfolds from narrative.
Without a doubt it is this point that forms the greatest contrast between the God of Israel and the God of Greek Philosophy” Manifestation and Proclamation This is the most important essay in the book and the one that causes much offense. Ricoeur opposes a philosophy of manifestation ontotheology with a philosophy of proclamation Yahweh speaks.
Manifestation The rifoeur element of the sacred has nothing to do with language Another key element is theophany–not moments in the biblical narrative, but anything by which the sacred shows ricoehr icons, relics, holy places. This means that reality is something other than itself while remaining itself.
There is a correspondence between macrocosm and microcosm This brings to mind the Luciferian “as above, so below” dictum. Proclamation Ricoeru is a rupture–violent in the case of the prophets’ war against Baalism–between manifestation and proclamation.
The word outweighs the numinous Israel’s whole theology–and identity–was formed around discourses.
Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative & Imagination by Paul Ricœur
Per idols and icons: A Theology of the Name is opposed to any hierophany of an idol Hearing the word has taken the place of vision of signs” God’s pesel is the Ten Words. It is the only pesel he commanded. Communal Readings In “The ‘Sacred’ Text and the Community” Ricoeur gives a neat deconstruction of the concept “sacred,” especially when applied with a sared. For us, manifestation is not be necessity linked to language. The word ‘sacred’ belongs to the side of manifestation, not to the side of proclamation, because many things may be sacred without being a text 71 Ricoeur the Hermeneut Saacred reading of Genesis 1: His essay on the Imagination is quite valuable in showing what “goes on” in a narrative.
Many narratives in the Bible, particularly Jesus’s parables, employ intertextuality which always forces an expansion of fiiguring from the text. In other words, it is “an object with figurijg value” Assuming that the Holy Spirit didn’t write chaotically and randomly, isolated texts are now seen in a pattern and signify something else, something more Ricoeur then moves to a section on biblical time, which is useful for meditation.
He summarizes von Rad, Cullman, and others. I won’t belabor the point. His essay “Interpretive Narrative” offers his famous distinction between “idem” identity the god of sameness, the eicoeur of Greek metaphysics and ipse identity the God who is constant to the Covenant.
He expands this motif in “Naming God. Conclusion While magnificent, it is in many ways a difficult read. He assumes a familiarity with Continental Philosophy itself a daunting task and even then some essays don’t seem to have a point.
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Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative, and Imagination – Paul Ricœur – Google Books
Paul Ricoeur — is widely recognized as one of the most distinguished philosophers of the twentieth century. In the course of his long career he wrote on a broad range of issues. His books include a multi-volume project on the philosophy of the will: The Voluntary and the InvoluntaryEng.
Sacre Essay on InterpretationEng. Oneself as AnotherEng.
In addition to his books, Ricoeur published more than essays, many of which appear in collections in English: