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Ongoing thread on #HansVermeer's 1984 (Skopos Theory explained), on #Translation. Let me start with some of my favourite quotes:
"Language is a system" (p. 19)—>Hence, discussing about how to translate a single word is a misunderstanding of the way language works. 1/
In HV's words: "Simple signs can be combined to form complex signs, e.g. words form sentences, and sentences form texts. A sequence of simple signs is not just a collection of signs but a new sign of higher rank […] The formation of super-signs is language-specific. 2/
A word in one language can correspond to a phrase in another" (p.19).
"Signs delimit, determine, condition and define each other's meanings. Signs form language- and culture-specific fields"(p. 20) 3/
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An Ascension thread featuring Friedrich Schleiermacher's "Christian Faith"
Schleiermacher argues that the Ascension does not have direct apostolic witness in the Bible. It is only recorded in Acts 1:6-11.
The Ascension is not only absent from the rest of the New Testament, it is also contradicted by John 20:22 which speaks of Jesus breathing the holy spirit upon the disciples.
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Ich höre und lese immer wieder, in Deutschland gäbe es nur eine sehr geringfügige demokratische Tradition.
It is not so (und jeder Nazi hätte es besser wissen können).
Die Behauptung der schwachen deutschen Demokratietradition wurde nach 1945 bes laut- wohl auch, um das eigene Versagen zu entschuldigen. 1 Bsp. dafür findet sich in dem Tondokument eines "Dialogs über den deutschen Wiederaufbau nach 1945" im RIAS 1947:…
Ich will hier einige Beispiele für die deutsche Demokratietradition nennen (die sich in vielem der Tradition anderer westlicher Länder gleicht). Heute: Die Verfassungsfeiern in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.
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It’s a mistake to think of Schleiermacher’s “feeling of absolute dependence” in subjectivist terms. It is not a private emotion, but the relationship God establishes by grace. It is God-grounded, not self-grounded.

A #Schleiermacher thread 1/7
I tried to stress this point in my “Schleiermacher in Plain English” book. For Schleiermacher, “feeling” is a technical term. Only a poor reading of his work would ignore how precisely he defines the phrase. 2/7
In contrast with the feeling of relative freedom and relative dependence (our relation to world/self), the feeling of *absolute* dependence implies a relation to God that does not depend on us but is wholly a relation established by God’s grace. 3/7
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