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Canonical Criticism
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Approach to biblical criticism. Focuses on the canonical function of the text as it has been received and transmitted through communities for which it is authoritative as Scripture.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Canonical Criticism
Canonical Criticism Approach to biblical criticism. Focuses on the canonical function of the text as it has been received and transmitted through communities for which it is authoritative as Scripture.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Canonical Criticism
CANONICAL CRITICISM. The term “canonical criticism” does not adequately convey the range of approaches or the variety of methodologies employed by scholars who are often associated with it. Even scholars who have come to reject the term, e.g., Brevard Childs, may still be regarded by other scholars as
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Canon Criticism
Canon Criticism“Canon criticism” is often used as a general term to denote the different “canonical” approaches to the biblical writings represented primarily by Brevard S. Childs and James A. Sanders, but also by Rolf Rendtorf, Gerald T. Sheppard, and Christopher Seitz. Sanders is said to have coined
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Canonical Criticism
canonical criticism. An ambiguous label used to describe various approaches that seek to understand the Bible by paying attention to its canonical context, that is, by inquiring into its function as Scripture. The term was originally used by J. A. Sanders (Torah and Canon [1972]), who sought to extend
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Canonical Criticism
CANONICAL CRITICISMUnlike other interpretive models, which often are defined by a distinctive set of methodological interests, the canonical approach is cued by the theological commitments of the canonical process and the aesthetic excellence of its final literary product, the biblical canon. In particular,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Canonical Criticism
CANONICAL CRITICISMThe term canonical criticism denotes a family of modern biblical interpretive methods and approaches that advocate attention to the final shape and/or shaping of the canon as a remedy to the crisis in biblical theology occasioned by the distancing between historical analysis and theological
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Canonical Theism
Canonical Theism. A movement, at the turn of the twenty-first century, following William Abraham’s emphasis on a soteriological account of the Christian canon. Abraham’s Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology argued in the late 1990s against equating “canon” with an epistemological criterion, particularly
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CANONICAL CRITICISM
CANONICAL CRITICISM. The methodological interests of canonical criticism are framed by Scripture’s performance in mediating the word of a living God for the church. From this angle of vision, the principal referent of a biblical text is not the ancient social world of its author, its intended meaning