The Role of Worldview in Hermeneutics

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Liviu Ursache

“Timotheus” Theological Institute in Bucharest

Date Written: April 29, 2016


There are different venues to knowledge and their importance in the process depends very much on the worldview on holds on to. I have pointed out some ways in which both modernism and postmodernism influences someone’s hermeneutics, with predilection for theological hermeneutics. Even though a lot could be said about the core ideas of the two worldviews mentioned above, I am more interested, in this article, in highlighting how these could help out the interpreter in the process of knowing. In the same way, any other view of world, in future, would help the interpreter in ways former worldviews did not.

Keywords: knowledge, modernism, postmodernism, hermeneutics, method, interpretation

Suggested Citation

Ursache, Liviu, The Role of Worldview in Hermeneutics (April 29, 2016). Proceedings of Harvard Square Symposium: The Future of Knowledge, Volume 1, p. 76–84, April 2016. Available at SSRN: or

Liviu Ursache (Contact Author)

“Timotheus” Theological Institute in Bucharest ( email )


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