Definition of lower criticism in English:
Dated term for textual criticism, in contrast to higher criticism.
- ‘Higher criticism’ gave the interpretation of Scripture, and ‘lower criticism’ gave the text for that interpretation.
- Lower criticism has firmly established that. there are several additions and interpolations in the sacred volume.
- In this way Lower Criticism has dispelled fears of an unreliable text.
Definition of lower criticism in:
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