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Apr 12, 2006

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Derek

Friggin' Hegel...this is all his fault...

Interestingly, a lot of this langauge whether conciously or not is rooted in the conservative reaction to F. C. Baur and the Tuebingen school of biblical interpretation way back in the day (like, the 1830's day).

The main problem--as you've alluded--is that they insist that Lessing's ditch simply doesn't exist--but it does. History has happened between now and then...a *lot* of it. Wishing otherwise doesn't make it so.

Salma is truly one of the great discoveries of our age.

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