Carson on mirror readings

We must seek out [mirror readings] that listen sympathetically to the greatest number of texts and that "fit" these texts as closely and as plausibly as possible. We ought to be least comfortable with those scenarios whose viability depends on dismissing select texts.

D. A. Carson, “MIrror-Reading with Paul and against Paul: Galatians 2:11-14 as a Test Case” (Studies in the Pauline Epistles: Essays in Honor of Douglas J. Moo, edited by Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014), 112.