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John Dominic Crossan on Meaning, Reality, Language, and Community

Reality is neither in here in the mind nor out there in the world: it is the interplay of both mind and world in language. Reality is relational and relationship. Even more simply, reality is language. (37)

There is no such thing as an innocent poem, and the most dangerous are not those which question national policy or political purpose but those which make us question perception itself. (37-38)

I am not saying we cannot know reality. I am claiming that what we know is reality, is our reality here together and with each other. (40)

– John Dominic Crossan (The Dark Interval)

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