Avoid doctrinal discussion on B-Greek, please!

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sun Sep 23 06:01:41 EDT 2001


A key element in our list-protocol that is mailed out to all new
subscribers is the following:

"D. Netiquette:

     "1. Respectful discourse: Those who participate in the conference
represent a wide range of theological and denominational perspectives,
perhaps even including some whose interests are purely academic.  Deep
religious convictions surely characterize many, perhaps most, of the
list-participants, and some of these convictions bear directly upon how the
Biblical text is to be understood. At the core of our discussion, however,
is not what our convictions are but what the Greek text may legitimately be
understood to mean. If discussion of this nature is to succeed, proper
respect and courtesy to other list members is important.  While scholarly
debate, including disagreement, is encouraged as a goal of this conference,
attacks upon the character, intelligence, or faith of those participating
are not acceptable. Criticism must focus upon the arguments of others; it
may not be directed to the individual.  Those who violate this policy will
be contacted politely by the B-Greek staff and requested to conform to
these guidelines.  Those who continue to violate the policy will no longer
be welcome in the conference. ..."



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