The reductionist trend of the notion of a canon in the canon is radically changed
in a postmodern era. A modernist hegemonic notion of canon shifted towards a
contextually based inter subjective dialogue between reader and text. Canon
criticism shifted the focus of attention from the text towards the process in which
the text operates as canon. Issues in this process are the actions of discrimination
and of formal selection. These should be seen as the canon in the canon process.
Such a view is not reductionist, but rather pluralistic. Canon in the canon can no
longer be a reductionist and static choice from Biblical materials, but is a dynamic
and ongoing process of endless combinations, even of contradictory passages, to
meet the demands of each new situation.
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