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noun as in the science of searching for hidden meaning in texts

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It is no longer a question of hermeneutics, no longer a struggle between abstruse dogmas of rival churches.

Logic Proper: The criteria of truth; species of knowledge, and general rules of criticism and hermeneutics.

The term Hermeneutics (Greek, hermeneuo, to interpret) is commonly employed to denote the principles of scriptural interpretation.

Hermeneutics is, therefore, the science of interpretation; Exegesis, the application of this science to the word of God.

Such a right he could never have derived from humanity, or philosophy, or hermeneutics.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hermeneutics, such as: exploration, interpretation, investigation, revealing, unmasking, and exegetics.

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