mars-hill has very helpfully compiled some notes on various approaches to biblical criticism. Here’s a summary of the reasons that he has given for doing this:
Firstly, most Christian theologians
would give the Bible the highest priority in answering questions of
God’s character/being. It’s helpful to consider how we think of and
read the Bible; becoming aware of the assumptions we bring to the text.
Secondly, as a mix of academic and
popular contributors, this is an attempt to de-mystify some popular
jargon used in theological writing.
Thirdly, in regards to dialogue with
‘the world’, the Bible can only begin to have relevancy when those
communities stop perceiving it as fairy tales that adults read as fact.
Lastly, insights we gain from this can
be added into the Commentary (here).
This was the reason that motivated me to move my notes into this article format!
You could show your appreciation by visiting his blog.