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If anybody said anything like that to him, or started babbling about hermaneutics or exegesis, he probably would have rescinded his teaching about turning the other cheek and slapped them upside the head himself.
Many of the MA types are hermaneutics that write in a very convoluted fashion, once you underastand their method they are easy to topple.
While I might have done things ever so slightly differently not that anyone cares, I believe that the Nevins/Dorff/Reisner tshuvah is indeed a well-written tshuvah, and certainly within the boundaries of the hermaneutics of halakha.