Form Criticism - Form Criticism
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Part of Form Criticism:

1. Form Criticism

2. Genus Litterarium

Contemporary scientific views on the literature of the Old and New Testaments are to a large extent based on the results of the form criticism of our own century. This state of affairs makes it incumbent upon all who intend to adopt a responsible attitude toward the Bible to acquire a basic knowledge of the “methods of form criticism”, as well as of the results achieved by means of them for the “history of forms” in biblical writings. The offi…

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Rudolf Pesch, “Form Criticism - Form Criticism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_001551>
First published online: 2016



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