This is a question, as the Germans express it, of hermeneutics.
The hermeneutics of gems are uncertain, and founded on mere fanciful resemblances, on the harmonies of ideas hard to assimilate.
It is no longer a question of hermeneutics, no longer a struggle between abstruse dogmas of rival churches.
Such a right he could never have derived from humanity, or philosophy, or hermeneutics.
The history of hermeneutics in all times shows that there is but one step from the literal to the allegorical.
As Mr. Tylor observes, no household legend or nursery rhyme is safe from his hermeneutics.
Logic Proper: The criteria of truth; species of knowledge, and general rules of criticism and hermeneutics.
Hermeneutics is, therefore, the science of interpretation; Exegesis, the application of this science to the word of God.
It is chiefly in hermeneutics that Ernesti has any claim to eminence as a theologian.