Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies
LaCocque's commentaries employ a historical-critical method that takes into account archaeological, philological, and historical research. LaCocque includes in his essays historical information about the dynamic tradition of reading scripture, opening his exegesis to developments and enrichments subsequent to the production of the original literary text. Ricoeur also takes into account the relation between the texts and the historical communities that read and interpreted them, but he broadens his scope to include philosophical speculation. His commentaries highlight the metaphorical structure of the passages and how they have served as catalysts for philosophical thinking from the Greeks to the modern age.
This extraordinary literary and historical venture reads the Bible through two different but complementary lenses, revealing the familiar texts as vibrant, philosophically consequential, and unceasingly absorbing.
Cracks in the Wall
Thou Shalt Not Kill
"Thou Shalt Not Kill": A Loving Obedience
From Death to Life
Sentinel of Imminence
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Lamentation as Prayer
The Song of Songs
The Nuptial Metaphor
The Revelation of Revelations
From Interpretation to Translation
An Ancestral Narrative: The Joseph Story
"Et aspicient ad me quem confixerunt"
Index of Passages
The University of Chicago Press: Gordon J. Laing Award