What Is Biblical Criticism?
A very basic summary of some of the key methods of biblical criticism.
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Author: Henry E. Neufeld
What does the term biblical criticism mean? What is the historical-critical method? Is it an attack on my faith, a valuable tool, or a combination of these things?
This booklet aims to give the non-scholar an overview of what this is involved in biblical criticism and to point to some resources for those who want to know more. If you are wondering how scholars determine things like date and authorship, or look into the history of the composition of an ancient text, this booklet will give you a starting point.
It can be a valuable resource both for individual study and for groups that want to understand the issues better as they use various commentaries and other resources in their study.