• Lawrence Frizzell Seton Hall University
Keywords: Religious Experience, Christian, Interpretation, Covenant, Resurrection, Life, Poor, Blind, Maimed


The interpretation of ancient texts focuses on issues which can be common to several religious traditions.' Within the Jewish and Christian expressions of theology over the centuries, the task of relating the contents of earlier documents to different cultures and philosophies of life has been tackled from many angles. In recent years the work of Claude Levi-Strauss and Paul Ricoeur has suggested new approaches to fundamental hermeneutical questions.


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Raimundo Panikkar, Myth, Faith and Hermeneutics (New York: Paulist Press, 1980).

Robert Polzin, Biblical Structuralism: Method and Subjectivity in the Study of Ancient Texts (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977).

Philosophical Hermeneutics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978)

Joseph Anthony Mazzeo, Varieties of Interpretation (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1978).

Graham N. Stanton, "Presuppositions in New Testament criticism," New Testament Interpretation: Essays on Principles and Method (ed, I. Howard Marshall) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977), pp. 60-71.

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E. Wiesenberg points to the connection in his review of N. Wieder, The Judean Scrolls and Karaism (London: East and West Library, 1962; p. 259-63.

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Karl Rahner, The Old Testament and Christian dogmatic theology," Theological Investigations XVI (New York: Seabury, 1979), p. 177-190.

How to Cite
Frizzell, L. (1980). RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND INTERPRETATION. Journal of Dharma, 5(1), 80-93. Retrieved from