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Topics: Bible, Literary criticism, Anthropology, Critic, Meaning of life, Criticism / Pages: 2 (375 words) / Published: Oct 3rd, 2013
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"New Historical Criticism." New Historical Criticism. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.

I like this description of Historical Criticism because it shows me how people

used to look at criticism before. Historical criticism used to be about people

looking at the background of the author, what time frame he lived in, the things

that were happening around him/her that influenced that specific piece of writing.

With new historicism, things get more complex. New historicists look to answer

questions that anthropologists and sociologists would raise; they look deeper into

the meaning of the text. I like the simpler version of the old historical critics.

Enns, Peter. "Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism (a New Book

on a Recurring Problem)." Peter Enns. N.p., 25 June 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.

This piece really stuck out to me because it gives a more vivid description of a

historical critic’s job. Peter Enns gives a real life example of what it means to be a

historic critic. He says “…kind of like the way an investigative journalist

pokes around for the back-story of a White House press-release.” To me

this made a lot of sense, and it allowed me to get a clearer image of

historical criticism. This article talks a lot about biblical historical criticism

and how the Bible is a good place for historical critics to talk about.

Although I don’t agree in the way most critics try to discredit the bible, for

the sake of this group project, I will use this if need be in my groups


Veeser, Harold A., and Brook Thomas. "Chapter 12." The New Historicism. New York:

Routledge, 1989. 182. Print.

The book The New Historicism is a book that is written just for historical

criticism, which is why I am so thankful that I found it. This specific passage

explains more thoroughly the difference between historical criticism and new

Bibliography: "New Historical Criticism." New Historical Criticism. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. on a Recurring Problem)." Peter Enns. N.p., 25 June 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. Veeser, Harold A., and Brook Thomas. "Chapter 12." The New Historicism. New York: Routledge, 1989

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