The Fusion of Rhetoric and Hermeneutics

At first glance, rhetoric and hermeneutics are quite different things. Rhetoric deals with argument and persuasion, hermeneutics with examination and understanding. But, if we look more closely, they comingle in a way that makes them inseparable. Original abstract painting by Vanessa Ives To begin, both rhetorical and hermeneutical reflection take the form of considering existing […]