Guest Editorial. "The more intense the practice, the more intense the demons": A Few Hermeneutic Caveats

  • David W Jardine University of Calgary

Abstract

In this editorial, I summon something of the intimate dangers of carefully studying and becoming familiar with the slipstreams of lives, both that live in us, and that we, wittingly or otherwise, live within.

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2016-11-22
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