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  • Author: Zdenko Š Širka x
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This article finds its inspiration in the new interpretations of Gadamer’s hermeneutics, which underline the turn in his later period, and which focus on the conception of aesthetic experience as an experience of transcendence. The main thesis is that the understanding of artworks, as Gadamer describes them in contrast to the Kantian subjectification of aesthetics, can be paralleled with the way Orthodox biblical theology struggles to approach Holy Scripture in the context of Church and Tradition. The aim of this article is to bring new material to the growing reception of Gadamer among Orthodox scholars, and to initiate further discussion on the topic by showing the parallels and areas where this reception could continue.


This article deals with the development of hermeneutics in the dialogue between confessions within the ecumenical movement, from its beginnings in 1927 until the current time. As an overview of historical circumstances, it critically presents the main document of ecumenical hermeneutics, including its contemporary tendencies and challenges. Special attention is given to the various models of ecumenical hermeneutics, the influence of philosophical hermeneutics, as well the role of hermeneutical questions in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue.