By James E. Brenneman

During this new examine, James Brenneman confronts the problem of conflicting canons with complete strength, incorporating insights received from either literary and biblical disciplines at the query of canon. He starts off with an illuminating travel via modern literary concept from Hans Robert Jauss to Stanley Fish, and present discussions in theology in regards to the canon. He is going directly to a attention of actual and fake prophesy, with an in depth exam of the 3 it appears conflicting models of the previous testomony "swords into plowshares" prophesy, as present in Isaiah 2:2-4,5; Joel 4:9-12 (Eng. 3:9-12); and Micah 4:1-5. Suggesting that the dynamics controlling the method for negotiating among contradictory readings of prophetic texts are kind of like these at paintings in adjudicating among canons in clash, Brenneman concludes through pointing the way in which in the direction of an integrative method acceptable to the query of canon and authority in a "post-modern" pluralistic context.

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Sanders, on the other hand, emphasizes the believing communities' roles in the process of canon production and to that degree is closer to the aestheticresponse side of Iser's reading act. 30 In much the same way, Iser suggests that it is in the reader's "experience" that the meaning of a literary text is constructed or "concretized" (18-21).

But one must go through Saussure to get to Derrida. Ferdinand de Saussure was interested in language as a system. "29 For him, language was not a thing, an object to be studied. 30 Pivotal to my use of his ideas in this discussion is Saussure's insistence that linguist ic meanings are unavoidably a matter of social convention. 31 An indicator of Saussure5s influence is that a variety of schools developed that featured the systems approach, which countered the notion of inherent difference in S aus su re \s famous logoumenon: "In a linguistic system, there are only differences" (emphasis added).

Heidegger raised to new heights questions of objectivity and subjectivity. Inasmuch as every subject (person) purporting to be die measure of objectivity is an "in-habitant" of this world, his or her claim to objectivity is radically circumscribed. Bemused by foundations, Heidegger never returned to epistemology, leaving such questions to his most famous student, Gadamer. Gadamer's contribution emphasized that a human beingfindshimself or herself always within a tradition and that the act of understanding is historically bound by that Contradiction and Intertextuality 25 tradition.

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