Definition of hermeneutics in English:

hermeneutics

Line breaks: her¦men|eut¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌhəːmɪˈnjuːtɪks
 
/

noun

[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.

More definitions of hermeneutics

Definition of hermeneutics in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person