a note on primary texts

Beth W. Baldwin (bobaldwi@HAMLET.UNCG.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 10:05:22 -0400

On Thu, 10 Oct 1996, Michael S. Allen wrote:

> Bob wrote:
> "But we don't have any trouble figuring that Einstein wrote some primary
> texts! Are we elitists in this? I'm wondering whether elitism is a
> misdirect, in other words, either way: when Beth figures the authors of
> that CFP as elitists, but not herself, or when you figure Beth is an
> elitist. Let's face it, we all make these sorts of decisions and
> determinations."

I suppose that I need to go back to my original posts to see whether or
not I said that CFP editors were elitists. Now, that would be an instance
of going back to the *primary text* to see if claims about the primary
text by the *seconday text* (Bob) were accurate. This is why I think
people should refer to primaries (not necessarily the same as "canon")
*in addition to* secondaries. Often, secondaries are not accurate. Think
of your students who like to talk about what the Bible says without
consulting the text.


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