Historical Criticism and the Authority of the Bible

J. W. Rogerson

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Historical Criticism and the Authority of the Bible

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This chapter begins with a description of some of the modifications that have occurred within historical criticism, then considers attacks upon the method that have been driven by ecclesiastical concerns. This will lead to a broader consideration of the relationship between biblical criticism and the authority of the Bible, including the understanding of the Bible as scripture.

Keywords: historical criticism; biblical authority; Bible; scripture

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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