The role of such naturalism as a motivating factor in the work of the form critics is often explicit, but as an argument against a more traditional position it suffers from the obvious drawback of circularity. Consequently, form critics have typically supported their conclusion of late dating of the gospels and Acts by pointing to ostensible anachronisms and errors of detail that show the authors to have been, not eyewitnesses, but creative and tendentious redactors writing at a substantial remove from the events they are purportedly recording.
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I tend to be more conservative on certain things as I approach the New Testament – evidences, authorship, etc… although I try to allow for critical, and objective thought.
But, is evidence for the bible circular? And if so, can we prevent it or somehow show that not all logic is circular?