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Divine Discourse Philosophical Reflections on the Claim That God Speaks

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ISBN-10: 0521475570

ISBN-13: 9780521475570

Edition: 1995

Authors: Nicholas Wolterstorff

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Prominent in the canonical texts and traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is the claim that God speaks. The author argues that contemporary speech-action theory offers us a way of interpreting this claim and showing its intelligibility.
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/5/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Locating our topic
Speaking is not revealing
The many modes of discourse
Divine discourse in the hands of theologians
What it is to speak
Could God have and acquire the rights and duties of a speaker?
Can God cause the events generative of discourse?
In defense of authorial-discourse interpretation: contra Ricoeur
In defense of authorial-discourse interpretation: contra Derrida
Performance interpretation
Interpreting the mediating human discourse: the first hermeneutic
Interpreting for the mediated divine discourse: the second hermeneutic
Has Scripture become a wax nose?
The illocutionary stance of Biblical narrative
Are we entitled?
Historical and theological afterword; Endnotes
Index