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A Formal Analysis with Preliminary Suggestions for a Chinese, Cross-Cultural Hermeneutic
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The two chapters on rhetorical-hermeneutical theory and criticism are especially creative as the author suggests a Chinese hermeneutic for cross-cultural dialogues, the issue of ancestor worship being a specific example.
. In a third part the author offers several hermeneutical observations, suggesting that “linear” hermeneutics should be replaced by a hermeneutics of conversation. To counteract the absolutizing of our own situation and experience, it is necessary to stimulate a cross-cultural missiological
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that you know what I’m talking about. It was this hunch about the universality of the hunch that first made me feel that hunches were cross-cultural—a feeling that, over time, led to my belief that a rigorous, scientific study of the meaning and the rich variety of hunches was worth pursuing. But it
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A Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches
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The papers deal with various topics of cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as differences between Chinese and Western concepts of man’s relation to the universe, human rights, self and community, good and evil, and beauty. In some of the contributions attempts are made to adapt the Chinese philosophical inheritance to the modern or post-modern condition. A useful reference for all those - historians of ideas, political scientists, and China watchers alike - who want to understand the dynamics of the cultural flow between East and West and the significance of Chinese thought in a global context.
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