This study explores the art of interpretation in works of history, art, music, and literature from the medieval period. The authors demonstrate that the search for meaning was a primary concern of medieval authors and that the history of medieval thought from Augustine to Aquinas and Ockham illustrates the dialectic of question and answer that is the foundation of hermeneutics. This study is the first to offer a diversity of hermeneutic approaches and themes in the context of medieval works. The studyas interdisciplinary approach to the medieval works considered invites analysis from scholars and critics in all areas of medieval studies. The breadth of scope in addressing the art of interpretation in the various disciplines also provides a valuable general introduction to medieval culture.... I would choose to write in such a way that my words would resound with whatever truth anyone could grasp in them, rather than to put down ... We understand the meaning of a word by seeing it in reference to the whole of the sentence; reciprocally, the sentencea#39;s ... activity6 is clearly delineated in Augustinea#39;s story of how his sick friend refused to join him in their customary derision of baptism (IV, iv).
|Title||:||Hermeneutics and Medieval Culture|
|Author||:||Patrick J. Gallacher, Helen Damico|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1989-01-01|