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form criticism

form criticism

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Definition of FORM CRITICISM

:  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

First Known Use of FORM CRITICISM

1928

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