Post-Modern Hermeneutics: Interview with Edgar V. McKnight

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

I do not have to find the one correct historical meaning before I find meaning and significance for me and my community in the text. I am freed to find and create meaning in my particular location.
MR: To offer a single definition of a single "postmodernism" would be a quite unpostmodern thing to do. Nevertheless, could you give us some insight into the contemporary context of your project. EM: Your insight about definition is important. The act of defining could be mistaken for a foundationalist move, the attempt to set up some new founding discourse to replace older unsatisfying critical foundations. Postmodernism is too anti-foundational to spend much time in such definition. What is often found is a description of a particular expression ...

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