Canon(ical) Criticism

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Sat Mar 16 14:47:15 EST 2002

On 3/16/02 1:48 PM, "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at> wrote:

> Dear Ken, 
> With these last remarks you seem to be confusing canon criticism
> and eisegesis. Canon criticism is the very laudable study of how the
> bible has been interpreted by faith communities through the millenia.
I am not sure about Ken's posts (wasn't paying attention) or what "Canon
criticism" is. But as I understand *canonical criticism* (e.g., Brevard
Childs) it is not studying how the Bible has been interpreted through the
millennia, but instead is critical study of the biblical text as it stands
in its *canonical form* rather than as, say, the "J" source.

Is that what you meant Lis or is one of us getting our terms confused (and
it may well be me).

cbrady @
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