As such, it is argued, redactional
criticism reduces the quality of the biblical record, casts strong doubts on its inspiration, and implies that the Bible is not trustworthy as a historical document.
There are, however, a number of additional contextual observations to be taken into account, beginning with the redactional
triplet of sayings about radical discipleship in which our logion appears (Matt.
His extensive introduction discusses such aspects as interpretive assumptions, the search for sources and redactors, date and provenance, the significance of observing redactional
layers, and opponents of the tract.
As with many contemporary literary studies, we will not focus on the redactional
history of Isaiah 1-12.
Rather it is firmly devoted to the task of redactional
history -- tracing the various layers and stages through which the material has passed and which have given to it its extant shape.
He has, following a brilliant hypothesis, reconstructed the redactional
history of the Babylonian Talmud and, on the basis of that reconstruction, set out to resolve otherwise intractable problems in various Talmudic sugyot.
Actually, the term denotes a rigorous, balanced, investigation of biblical writings--a methodology that includes textual criticism, historical criticism, form criticism, redactional
criticism and so forth, as well as the employment of the tools and findings of archaeology, sociology, and anthropology.
Neither does Blum's discussion of the methodological problem that confronts the interpreter when faced with the variety of literary relationships between the books, namely, the difficulty of distinguishing limited additions to specific texts from larger-scale redactional
activity that is intended to create a literary work.
In Luke, however, all vestiges of a Messianic anointing seem to be lost, leaving us again with the question of whether Luke's redactional
choices have done an injustice to the anointing woman and to her act of anointing.
Emanuel Levinas, for example, reads similar stories and investigates the underlying ethical implications, with little or no regard for redactional
2009, 'Believable fictions: Redactional
culture and the will to truthiness', in B.
figures are collaboratively produced as representational of the self, presenting an edited mix of available meanings (Hartley, 2003; Papacharissi, 2010).