The Eve of Battle

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“Hermeneutics, the art and science of interpretation, sounds like a horribly dusty affair. And, of course, some have handled the subject along those lines. That is not how it should be; when the question of how a text is to be interpreted arises, we should feel a leaden weight in the gut and adrenaline in the veins, as men feel before a battle.”

The Cultural Mind, p. 111