Tuesday, October 28, 2008

B. F. Streeter on Form Criticism

“If the sources have undergone anything like the amount of amplification, excision, rearrangement and adaptation which the [form-critical] theory postulates, then the critic’s pretence that he can unravel the process is grotesque. As well hope to start with a string of sausages and reconstruct the pig.”
--B. F. Streeter, The Four Gospels: A Study of Origins (London: Macmillan, 1924), 377.

1 comment:

Danny Zacharias said...

It is B. H. , not B. F.