Even if Paul Ricoeur's writings are largely and appreciatively learn via theologians, this ebook bargains a whole, sympathetic but severe account of Ricoeur's idea of narrative interpretation and its contribution to theology. not like many prior reviews of Ricoeur, half I argues that Ricoeur's hermeneutics needs to be seen within the mild of his total philosophical time table, as a fusion and continuation of the incomplete tasks of Kant and Heidegger. fairly useful is the focal point on Ricoeur's contemporary narrative thought because the context during which Ricoeur bargains with difficulties of time and the inventive mind's eye; and it turns into transparent that narrative stands on the crossroads of Ricoeur's look for the that means of individual in addition to his look for the that means of texts. half II examines the opportunity of Ricoeur's narrative idea for resolving yes theological difficulties, corresponding to the dichotomy betweens the Jesus of background and the Christ of religion.
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