labels

Why did that per­son just run that red light? They obvi­ous­ly don’t know how to dri­ve.’ We hear it all the time, the ten­den­cy to attribute mal­ice or incom­pe­tence to anoth­er indi­vid­ual or group, when if it was us doing the action it would be mere­ly an acci­dent: ‘I just did­n’t…

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Larry Hurtado on Labels in Scholarship

This morn­ing I noticed that Larry Hurtado has blogged on the preva­lence of reduc­tion­is­tic and entrenched camp labels and their usage in schol­ar­ship. I must say I could­n’t agree more with the sen­ti­ment and how poi­so­nous reduc­tion­is­tic and pejo­ra­tive labels can be. Both when they are used to shore up weak and…

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