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Biblical Criticism
An explanation of the varying forms of literary and religious criticism used on the Bible.
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More of a collated dictionary than an essay, this document outlines the major forms of criticism used to examine the Bible, mainly the New Testament, in today's commentaries. It outlines Source Criticism, Redaction Criticism, Historical Criticism, Socio-Scientific Criticism, Rhetorical Criticism, Reader-Response Criticism, Literary Criticism, Form Criticism, Structuralism, as well as an examination of the terms 'Canonisation' and 'Inspiration'.

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"Source criticism attempts to identify the sources that the authors of the New Testament used to write their texts. Scholars aim at discovering whether the text used a source, what that source said, and how exactly the author incorporated that source in to their text (e.g. accurately, or with a hidden agenda). Source criticism also allows scholars to identify alterations to the text that may have occurred at a time after the initial penning of the text."

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