lower criticism
noun Date: 1885 criticism concerned with the recovery of original texts especially of Scripture through collation of extant manuscripts — compare higher criticism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lower Criticism — • The object of textual criticism is to restore as nearly as possible the original text of a work the autograph of which has been lost Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • lower criticism — n. textual criticism of the Scriptures …   English World dictionary

  • lower criticism — /loh euhr/ a form of Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible. Also called textual criticism. Cf. higher criticism. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • lower criticism — low′er crit′icism [[t]ˈloʊ ər[/t]] n. rel Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible Also called textual criticism Compare higher criticism • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • lower criticism —    See biblical criticism …   Glossary of theological terms

  • lower criticism — noun the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text • Hypernyms: ↑textual criticism …   Useful english dictionary

  • lower criticism —  Нижняя критика …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Criticism of Christianity — This article is about criticism of the doctrines and practices of Christianity. For negative attitudes towards Christians, see Anti Christian sentiment. For acts committed against Christians because of their faith, see Persecution of Christians.… …   Wikipedia

  • criticism — n. 1) to arouse, provoke, stir up criticism 2) to express, offer criticism; to level criticism at 3) to take criticism 4) to temper one s criticism 5) to subject smb. to criticism 6) adverse, biting, damaging, devastating, harsh, hostile,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • criticism, biblical — The examination of the books of the Bible with the resources of historical investigation, archaeology, palaeography, and linguistics. Biblical criticism starts from a conviction that the heterogeneous collection of books which constitute the… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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