A hermeneutic analysis of mainstream denominational Christians of the southern United States when reading an expository-narrative science and religion text
Hutchins, Rhett Jefferson
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This study used a hermeneutic method from the intersubjective hermeneutic paradigm to account for the ways in which science, technology, engineering, art & design, and mathematics undergraduates engage normal-science and religion content presented in an expository-narrative science and religion text. Data sources included seven participants involved in twenty-one semi-structured interviews conducted via a multiple interview approach over eight weeks. Dilthey’s hermeneutic method of detailing a participant’s naïve and methodic hermeneutic structured the conceptual data analysis. Inductive thematic analysis was used to analyze the participants’ constructed narratives to determine interpretive and understanding strategies these participants used.