Truth or Meaning: Ricoeur versus Frei on Biblical Narrative

  title={Truth or Meaning: Ricoeur versus Frei on Biblical Narrative},
  author={G. Comstock},
  journal={The Journal of Religion},
  pages={117 - 140}
  • G. Comstock
  • Published 1986
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Religion
Of the theologians and philosophers now writing on biblical narrative, Hans Frei and Paul Ricoeur are probably the most prominent. It is significant that their views converge on important issues. For example, Ricoeur would agree with Frei's claim that narrative is indispensable for understanding God's work in history. Both would argue that scholars should attend to the Bible's literary forms before speculating about its theological significance. Both are uncomfortable with hermeneutic theories… Expand
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