The Postmetaphysical Hermeneutics: When Practice Triumphs Over Theory(後形上詮釋學研究) / Kurt A. Richardson 理查森





Postmetaphysical hermeneutics introduced in this paper asserts that metaphysical theories no longer function to inform or guide theology. This states of affairs has come about as the result of a positive, practical development of proper understanding in the scientific encounters of knowing subjects with objects. While a background realism cannot be dispensed with, the theologian must allow for the distinctive claims of Scripture as interpreted in the practical life of the church to determine all theological meaning. While it is assumed that metaphysics will comtinue to be practiced in philosophy, the author concludes that it can never again set the agenda for theology.