Using academic vocabulary is sometimes perceived as being elitist, ‘ivory tower talk’. And sometimes such criticism is justified. But then there’s this perspective on theological jargon…
Vítor Westhelle, Zygon, vol. 39, no. 4 (December 2004), p. 750.
What do you think? Do you regard the vocabulary of your discipline, or concepts specific to it, as little pieces of art, “evoking a world”? Or are they merely tools, having no intrinsic value?