Form Criticism and Tradition Criticism

2 Peter 1:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. Introduction The historical-critical methods of form[1] and tradition[2] criticism are the natural end-products of the radical historical... Continue Reading →

Grammatical-Historical Versus Historical-Critical

Great Confusion over Terminology and Practice Overview Much confusion exists in evangelical circles regarding grammatico-historical and historical-critical approaches to exegesis.[1] These two hermeneutical disciplines are distinct and must not be confused by evangelicals. Several factors may be cited in contrast. The independence approach associates itself with the grammatico-historical hermeneutic that has its roots in the... Continue Reading →

History of Modern Criticism

F. David Farnell Senior Professor of NT at the Master’s Seminary Isaiah 40:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Matthew 24:35 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.   My... Continue Reading →

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