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Volume 54 • Number 1

January 2017



 

 

Relevance Attenuation in Textual Scholarship


by the Executive Editor

Abstract

Text-based interpretative scholarship proceeds in stages of ever-increasing remoteness. The inaugural object of concern is a body of basic or primary texts, but from there an initial group of scholars sets out to provide assessments, interpretations, and critiques in the way of secondary expositions. In due course, another group of scholars produces tertiary responses to those prior, secondary expositions. And its process goes on to yield n-ary responses to those previous efforts, moving on to an ever-greater cognitive distance from those basic texts.


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