During our recent hermeneutics intensive, a student pointed me to a chapter by Tony Payne (chapter 7 of this book) that critiques the model of hermeneutics with which Gadamer is associated (and with which Thiselton is well known in biblical studies): ‘horizons’ hermeneutics. I am, myself, in favour of a ‘horizons’ model (having co-edited and contributed to a book called ‘Horizons in Hermeneutics,’ for example).
I have just now come across this stinging critique of Tony Payne’s critique.
The only thing I would add to this critique is to point to the contribution of Jens Zimmermann, who argues that ‘horizons’ hermeneutics in the tradition of Gadamer is in fact deeply indebted to Augustine, and only works because of its theological heritage. It is thus, properly understood, theological hermeneutics, rather than ‘secular hermeneutics’ being commandeered for exegetical purposes.