Nothing Outside the Text

“There is nothing outside the text” is arguably the most famous (and most debated) pronouncement of Jacques Derrida.

Suitably reinterpreted, I suggest it would serve as a good motto for aspiring preachers — and perhaps for some seasoned preachers too!

Who knows: maybe the French provocateur would have approved of this gratuitous reconstruction of his maxim. Vive la différance!

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