Helen and Hermes' Conceit
'With its interplay between fictional text and scholarly footnotes, this experimental essay enables a rich conversation to work at multiple levels: between student and teacher; woman and man; lived belief and scholarly tradition ...' (eds.)
Interpreting Rhetoric: Christology as A Tale of Many Cities
(Colloquium; 33 (1) ) 2001
Christology is a tale of many cities in its confession, theology and practical expressions from culture to culture.
A Disciple for Our Time: A Conversation
(Interpretation: A journal of Bible and Theology; 55 (3) ) 2001-07
Qoheleth addresses issues of contemporary relevance. We tend to respond, not with conversation, but with analysis and critique. While critique raises important questions, Ecclesiastes is a performative work full of probing questions. Qoheleth is a 'disciple for our time' beckoning a performative response.
Ethical discourse in an age cognisant of perspective. Reflections on Derrida's 'The Laws of Reflection: Nelson Mandela, in Admiration'
(Sophia: International journal for philosophy of religion, metaphysical theology and ethics; 40 (1) ) 2001-06
In Derrida's 'Laws of Reflection', Mandela is a metonym for an 'ethicity of ethics' that risks imaginative responsibility for an incalculable future, which, in the name of justice, calls into question any legal or ethical convention.
Authority of the Text: The Hermeneutical Question
(Colloquium; 33 (2) ) 2001-11
The "authority of the text", as this relates to diverse methods of biblical interpretation, is present in the warp and weft of diverse interpretive practices that emerge from the temporal contours of human language, tradition, issues and questions, yet it has no adjudicating reference point that saturates the field of interpretation. With a primary focus on the temporality of understanding (Heidegger and Gadamer) and Ricoeur's reading of biblical hermeneutics, this article gives focus to the temporality of interpretation as providing a particular schematic context for understanding a subtle "authority of the text".