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Who needs to go beyond the corpse planting to get
associations with sin/guilt?

That CIA identity you outed in the capital,
has it begun to clout?

P.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: The Yoruba and TSE


> cr mittal wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for your very valid questions, Marcia. As I said, it's just a
> > reading
> > of sorts. It's only in the overall context of the TWL that I view "the
> > corpse"
> > and associate it with an act of savagery/lust/violence, an act of
> > guilt/sin.
>
> You can't do that. The "overall context" has no existence except in the
> local passages. It's an old hermeneutic principle that makes a lot of
> sense: In construing a local passage, _first_ make sense of it in
> isolation. There are of course difficulties here: It's called the
> Hermeneutic Circle. But not honoring those difficulties leads to utter
> nonsense. Anyone can make a text mean anything they want it to mean --
> but then others have no recourse but just ignore the resulting
> construals as not contributing to any useful conversation.
>
> Carrol
>
>
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