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 (such as love poems, parables, and proverbs)

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Form criticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/form%20criticism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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