Monday, January 26, 2009
Textual Criticism is typically not a type of "higher criticism" and I should have known that. Higher Criticism is usually source criticism, redaction criticism and form criticism. They are typically looked at as looking at the texts from historical/scientific perspectives. They are also looked at as liberal means of looking at texts from most conservatives. They have been tools used by liberal/non-faith scholars, but they don't necessarily have to be linked to a liberal/historical non faith perspective. I still think there are ways that these tools can be used and still maintain the belief in the inspiration of the Scriptures.