hermeneutics definition

  • noun:
    • The theory and methodology of explanation, specifically of scriptural text.
    • the analysis or theory of this methodical interpretation of text, especially holy texts.
    • The technology of interpretation and description; exegesis; esp., that part of theology which defines the laws and regulations whereby this is for the Scriptures is usually to be ascertained.
    • The art or technology of interpretation or exegesis; in addition, the study of or training in concepts of exegesis: since, a professor of hermeneutics.
    • the part of theology that handles axioms of exegesis

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