Started by D. Engebretson, January 15, 2020, 12:18:42 PM
Quote from: Weedon on February 20, 2021, 08:35:20 PMIF the key to a word's meaning is its etymological history and use in the prior centuries, THEN Kittel was ingenious and gold. It fell out of favor with many scholars when the light dawned that a word means what it means not in its history, but in its current use. Synchronic, not diachronic. And that kind of took the wind out of the Kittel sails, fwiw. Dr. Nagel captured this with the saying: "We do not do theology by way of etymology."