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By Nicholas Wolterstorff

Renowned within the canonical texts and traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is the declare that God speaks. Nicholas Wolterstorff argues that modern speech-action idea, whilst safely increased, bargains us a desirable method of reading this declare and displaying its intelligibility. He develops an cutting edge thought of double-hermeneutics - alongside the way in which opposing the present near-consensus led via Ricoeur and Derrida that there's whatever wrong-headed approximately reading a textual content to determine what its writer stated. Wolterstorff argues that at the least a few of us are entitled to think that God has spoken. Philosophers have by no means sooner than, in any sustained type, mirrored on those issues, customarily simply because they've got mistakenly taken care of speech as revelation.

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