Re: More power to the readers

From: Greg Carey - Religion (
Date: Wed Mar 05 1997 - 09:24:22 EST

A K M voiced my own concern regarding "neutral" interpretation or translation.
I, too, would rather not enter a shouting match on-list, but it would be
helpful to know who's interested in the conversation.

Like A K M, I don't believe in "neutral" interpretation, and I am aware that
any categorical distinction between more and less neutral interpretations will
not stand up to analysis. From a pragmatic (not manipulative!) perspective,
however, I wonder whether he might agree that it is often helpful to make such
distinctions to nuance our own work.

Greg Carey

Department of Religious Studies
Rhodes College
Memphis TN 38112 USA

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:38:08 EDT