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lower criticism Line breaks: lower criti|cism

Definition of lower criticism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Dated term for textual criticism, in contrast to higher criticism.
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

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