Ripples in the text (foll. Saturating the airwaves)

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Mon Mar 5 19:00:31 EST 2001

On 3/5/01 4:15 PM, "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at> wrote:

>>> I don't believe this is a salient point. You can't date those sources
>>> either. You may not have a particular reason for doubting the truthfulness
>>> of these sources, but if you are doing history, you cannot assume the
>>                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> truthfulness of them.
>> That's the problem. Not everyone is "doing history".
> The methodology is not particularly different if you are doing text analysis
> or perhaps linguistic analysis. It involves being able to show your
> foundations in the data you are using. It's about what comes out of the
> data, not what you put into it.

But there are other activities that one can do with the texts as well.
Perhaps Bill was referring to theology?

cbrady @
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