Definition of hermeneutics in English:


Syllabification: her·me·neu·tics
Pronunciation: /ˌhərməˈn(y)o͞odiks


[usually treated as singular]
The branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.
More example sentences
  • Reading biblical texts intertextually with a hermeneutics of other deconstructs the familiar and conventional.
  • Most of the chapters deal with hermeneutics, interpretation, or philosophy.
  • Critical of unnecessary obscurity and jargon of modernist discourse, post-modernism has created a paralleled obscurity of hermeneutics, deconstruction and textual nihilism.

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