form criticism

form criticism
noun Date: 1928 a method of criticism for determining the sources and historicity of biblical writings through analysis of the writings in terms of ancient literary forms and oral traditions (as love poems, parables, and proverbs) • form critic noun

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  • Form criticism — is a method of biblical criticism that classifies units of scripture by literary pattern (such as parables or legends) and that attempts to trace each type to its period of oral transmission. [ form criticism. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007.… …   Wikipedia

  • form criticism — n. critical analysis of the literary forms of Biblical texts, designed to reconstruct the original oral or written material from which the texts emerged so as to evaluate the authenticity and accuracy of the existing texts …   English World dictionary

  • Form Criticism — The English translation for the German Formgeschichte. This technique was developed by a group of German biblical scholars shortly after the First World War. It assumed the widely agreed conclusion of source criticism of the priority of Mark and… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • form criticism —    , Formgeschichte    Form criticism (Formgeschichte in German) is a method of studying the literary forms of a document in order to ascertain the background of a particular passage. For example, biblical form criticism studies such forms as… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • FORM CRITICISM —    from the German FORMGESCHICTE. A method of analysis and interpretation of pre literary oral TRADITIONS based on the conviction that ancient writers frequently collected, arranged and edited materials, stories, LEGENDS, etc., already… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • form criticism — form critical /fawrm krit i keuhl/, adj. a method of textual analysis, applied especially to the Bible, in which the origin and history of certain passages are traced by isolating their literary forms, as miracle story, saying, or apothegm, on… …   Universalium

  • form criticism — noun : a method of biblical criticism that seeks to classify units of scripture into literary patterns (as love poems, parables, sayings, elegies, legends) and that attempts to trace each type to its period of oral transmission in an effort to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • form criticism — /ˈfɔm krɪtəsɪzəm/ (say fawm krituhsizuhm) noun a method of criticism of the Old and New Testaments, which is based on the belief that the writers often collected, arranged and edited units of literary material circulating in the early church and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • form criticism — noun analysis of the Bible by tracing the history of its content by literary forms such as parables and psalms …   English new terms dictionary

  • form criticism —  Форма критицизма …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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