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guaranteed to annoy a lexicographer, it is the journalistic habit of starting a story with a dictionary definition. “According to Webster’s,” begins a piece, blithely, and the lexicographer shudders, because she knows that a dictionary is about to be invoked as an incontrovertible authority. Although we may profess to believe, as the linguist Dwight Bolinger once put it, that dictionaries “do not exist to define but to help people grasp meanings,” we don’t often act on that belief. Typically we treat a definition as the final arbiter of meaning, a scientific pronouncement of a word’s ...
This past summer, the PCUSA General Assembly voted to recognise openly gay and lesbian clergy. Last summer, the ELCA did the same. In neither case, did the decision immediately end the problems of the past. First, ratification was required, which the ECLA have since done, but not yet the PCUSA. That still was not enough. [...] terence@queerchurch “Synod of the Baptized”, Twin Cities: Where are the Rest? July 25, 2010 Instead of sitting back waiting patiently (and pointlessly) for the inevitable church reform to be introduced by the episcopal hegemony from above, why on earth are there not ... Read More
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OSTENSIBLE AUTHORITY DEFINITION
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