Historical criticism attempts to understand NT texts in their original contexts, free of later dogmatic presuppositions. This essay describes its traditional inquiries and methods as well as recent trends. The discussion divides into four sections: textual criticism, the Gospels and Jesus, Paul and his letters, and the limits of canon.
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Barker, James W., "Historical-Critical Methods" (2021). Faculty/Staff Personal Papers. Paper 251.