Spirituality and the hermeneutics of faith

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dc.contributor.author Brummer, Vincent
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T08:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T08:22:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Brummer, V. 2010. Spirituality and the hermeneutics of faith. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 66(1), doi:10.4102/hts.v66i1.891. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other doi:10.4102/hts.v66i1.891
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19424
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The first part of this essay argues that religious experience should not be viewed as an extraordinary kind of extra-sensory perception (visions, ecstasies etc) but as ‘hermeneutical’ in the sense that it entails an interpretation of our ordinary experience (including ordinary senseperception) or sometimes of particularly impressive experiences of the world and of our lives in the light of faith. The heritage of faith in a religious tradition provides believers with a framework of understanding in terms of which they can look on things with the eyes of faith. Various key features of this kind of interpretation are explained. The second part of the essay shows how various forms of spirituality are ways in which believers are trained in looking on life and the world with the eyes of faith and explains what this entails for the life of faith. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 5 p.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject Hermeneutics -- Religious aspects en_ZA
dc.subject Nature en_ZA
dc.subject Religious experience en_ZA
dc.subject Spirituality en_ZA
dc.subject Faith en_ZA
dc.title Spirituality and the hermeneutics of faith en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publisher's version en_ZA
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