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Sophia

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 59–67 | Cite as

The Kingdom of Heaven as Endless Hermeneutic: A Phenomenology of the Way

  • Bruce Ellis BensonEmail author
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Abstract

In this essay, I attempt to think along with Kevin Hart, though improvising on his text in my own way, by suggesting that ‘the way’ is one that calls anyone who wishes to follow, that it is, at heart, all about doing battle with oneself, and that this battle is best thought of as an endless hermeneutic, one inaugurated by Jesus yet also with classical precedents.

Keywords

Kingdom of God Kingdom of heaven Metanoia Doing battle with oneself Askêsis Loving one’s enemies 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola Marymount UniversityAngelesUSA

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