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A K M Adam
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Priest, lecturer, blogger, preacher,
Priest, lecturer, blogger, preacher,

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A reminder about meaning

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A welcome update on Sad Young Cardinals, this time scrolling through the new album from the Mountain Goats —

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Today’s two paragraphs take up the disjunction between intention and meaning, and why authorial intention (even if we could pin it down, which we can’t) doesn’t always matter.

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Today’s two paragraphs begin to turn the quantum ocean liner of my exposition (cumbersome, with a lot of forward momentum, but subject to capricious shifts in location and trajectory) toward how we go about sound interpretation without recourse to subsistent meaning:

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Two more paragraphs on the possibilities that lie before us if we just let go our death-grip on controlling meaning (which we can't, after all, do anyway) ("control", I mean, not "let go") —

Two more paragraphs on hermeneutics: breaking away from the code metaphor and bargaining for meaning.
http://akma.disseminary.org/2014/08/dis-coding-interpretation/

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One page to compile them all, one page to bind them.... A bespoke page on my WordPress site for all my two-paragraph animadversions on hermeneutics and meaning.

Yesterday's two paragraphs, but they grew a third: Literal, Figurative, and Translation (with a nod to Bryan Bibb) —
http://akma.disseminary.org/2014/08/translated-literally-really-means/

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Two more paragraphs, harking back to a previous day's premature conclusion of thoughts about literal & metaphorical expression
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