At 07:39 AM 10/5/2004, you wrote:
>Bultmann (hardly a "post-modernist") believed that any object of
>interest is firstly an object of *interest* - something that the
>investigator is interested in. This eliminates "detachment" right from
>the start. We ask about something because we care about something. This
>care is not detached - as care is never detached by definition. In
>addition Bultmann argued that our investigations and our results are
>completely determined by the questions we ask - thus there is no
>"objective" place to stand as it is always us who are asking the
>questions based upon our interests and upon what we already understand.
>I think Bultmann was on to something...
Bultmann was who I had in mind who in his now too often forgotten essay on
"Presuppositionless Exegesis" points out exactly what you have.
Jim West, ThD
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