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Words as Deeds and Deeds as Words

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A disjunction between "words and "deeds" is commonplace, but misleading. E.P. Sanders has used it to discount the retelling of the "sayings" of Jesus in favour of other narratives, seen as "the facts. " But speech-act analysis reminds us not only that we "do things with words," but that even mute "actions" are intentional, as

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1995-01-01
2016-12-04

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