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  1. Memory is always reactionary and always serves to determine the limits of identity (collective and otherwise). In this way, “counter-memory” is just a particular kind of memory… although more focused and politically motivated. The very fact that a harmonization interested some within Early Xnty demonstrates something very interesting about Xn identity formation. That many with in Early Xnty preferred a four-fold Gospels tradition tells us something even more interesting about Xn identity formation. Tatian’s work is a textbook example of memory distortion by way of socio-typical categorization.

    …or not; whatever, it’s not my dissertation topic.

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    1. I dunnooo… I’m going to have to read it to be sure…. 😉

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  2. …and what is gained by creating a dichotomy between memory and ease? I’m not being coy, I’m really quite interested in this distinction.

    acld

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    1. Not sure really. I cannot always be held accountable for my titles.

      Memory may have something play, but as to what? Yes, to identity formation. That I can agree with, but Tat. may have been moving to do away with contradictions… making him the first evangelical… which does speak about formation.

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