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“Nor, sad to say, can more and better exegesis bring us all the way to a solution. Indeed, careful exegesis heightens our awareness of the ideological diversity within Scripture and of our historical distance from the original communities (in ancient Israel and the earliest churches) to whom these text were addressed. In other words, critical […]


I have been reading tonight in Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the development of the novel and I began to revaluate the ways in which language can become archaic. I began to recognize connections between what his article is articulating about the development of the novel out of various genres: epic, chivalric romance, pastorals, etc. and […]



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