The Gospels: Early Christian Study

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Scholarly methods used to study the Gospels include using analytical methods and tools of biblical criticism to better comprehend the nature and reason of the early Christian written works (Harris, 2014, p.122). Specifically, historical, criticism, form criticism, literary criticism, and narrative criticism are literary methods used to study the Gospels. Historical criticism analyzes a document by using a combination of vital procedures to explain the historical process related to the creation and the end results of that evolution. Scholars and historians use various testing methods to test the accuracy, authorship, composition date, composition place, social and cultural influences, and intended audience (Harris, 2014, p.123). Form criticism
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