Monthly Archives: November 2015

How past is the past?

By jps A textually constituted tradition must continually and simultaneously create both the gap and the authority structures that can bridge it. Goody suggests that priestly control of literacy and sacred texts promotes the codification and standardization of ‘orthodox’ ritual practices in textual form, which in turn establishes a basis for a …read more

Two weeks

By jps Actually, 13 days. Thirteen days until I leave the glorious promised land of the North Shore for the delightful experience of wallowing in a sea of books at the annual carnival that is AAR/SBL. Two weeks from yesterday I fly out of Duluth, heading for Winona Lake, IN. Once there, …read more

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