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Redaction criticism of the Synoptic Gospels: its role in the inerrancy debate within North American evangelicalism

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dc.contributor.advisor Speckman, McGlory T. en Mann, Randolph Terrance en 2009-08-25T11:01:25Z 2009-08-25T11:01:25Z 2009-08-25T11:01:25Z 2007-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mann, Randolph Terrance (2009) Redaction criticism of the Synoptic Gospels: its role in the inerrancy debate within North American evangelicalism, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Evangelicals have been characterized as a people committed to the Bible with historical roots to the fundamentalists who were engaged in controversy with liberals in North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. Harold Lindsell's book, The Battle For The Bible (1976), led to a great deal of discussion about inerrancy among evangelicals which resulted in major conferences and the publication of a number of books and articles discussing inerrancy in the subsequent decade. The principal doctrinal statement of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) has been from its inception a statement on inerrancy. The inerrancy debate among evangelicals took a new direction with the publication of R H Gundry's commentary on Matthew (1982). This sparked a debate concerning redaction criticism and the compatibility of using the historical-critical methodology while maintaining a commitment to the doctrine of inerrancy. Just when the debate appeared to be dying down the publication of the results of the Jesus Seminar (1993) led to several responses from evangelicals. The most controversial publication was The Jesus Crisis (1998) which accused evangelicals and some within the ETS of embracing the same methodology as those of the Jesus Seminar, refueling the debate again. Consequently this debate amongst evangelicals, particularly those associated with the ETS has continued for almost two decades. The debate has ranged over a variety of issues related to historical criticism and the study of the Gospels, including presuppositions, the Synoptic Problem, the role of harmonization, and whether the Gospels provide a strict chronology of the life of Jesus. The role of form and tradition criticism and the criteria of authenticity and whether the Gospel writers were faithful historians or creative theologians have also been points of contention in the debate. The languages that Jesus spoke and whether the Gospels preserve the ipsissima verba or vox have highlighted the differing views about the requirements of inerrancy. The redaction criticism debate has proven to have a significant role in exposing differences in methodology, definitions, presuppositions, and boundaries among evangelicals and members of the ETS. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 246 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chronology of the Gospels en
dc.subject Evangelical Theological Society en
dc.subject Evangelicalism en
dc.subject Harmonization en
dc.subject Historical-critical methodology en
dc.subject Historical criticism en
dc.subject Inerrancy en
dc.subject Ipsissima verba and vox en
dc.subject Redaction criticism en
dc.subject Synoptic Gospels en
dc.subject The Synoptic Problem en
dc.subject.ddc 226.0132 en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc. en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Inspiration -- History of doctrines en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Doctrinal -- North America en
dc.subject.lcsh Evangelistic work -- North America -- History en
dc.title Redaction criticism of the Synoptic Gospels: its role in the inerrancy debate within North American evangelicalism en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department New Testament en D.Th. (New Testament) en

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