MemberJanuary 3, 2021 at 11:51 pm
I’m afraid I have reached an end with your unfounded accusations and salty sarcasm, Deb. I have seen profs report such PhD students to their advisors after being subjected to less disrespectful treatment. And it usually does not go well for the PhD student. Besides, I need to focus my limited time here on those who are teachable, and I do not see much hint of that in you. BTW, I have no idea why you keep badgering me on the meaning of “crux” when it is well understood by the rest of us that it’s basic meaning is exactly as I have used it: “the most important or serious part of a matter, problem, or argument” (citing the Cambridge online dictionary, since my hardback dictionary is at the office). So yes, the peer reviewers knew exactly what they were doing, just as I (as one who was taught hermeneutics well and who teaches it annually) know exactly what I am saying when I tell you that the concept of a crux passage is a valid one. Not every topic has a crux passage, but that reality does not invalidate the concept. I will end by saying the thing I think you should hear more than anything else from me on this thread: Whoever taught you hermeneutics, if you studied it formally, has done you a disservice. If I were you, I would start over under someone with better skills.