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historical method

noun
1.
the process of establishing general facts and principles through attention to chronology and to the evolution or historical course of what is being studied.
Origin of historical method
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • In this sense, therefore, we should have to proceed by a historical method.

  • The historical method was the pathway which was followed with most enthusiasm at the time.

    Schopenhauer Margrieta Beer
  • The historical method is the true clue to the interpretation of a book.

  • Yet Gedaliah made up in style for his lack of historical method.

  • Explain and illustrate the historical method of Sociological inquiry.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • Whence has come this so-called "historical method" of interpreting Scripture?

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • The "historical method" of Scripture interpretation, as it is often employed, ends without Christ, because it begins without him.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • This so-called "historical method" has effects on the missionary cause at home, as well as in the lands far away.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • The phrase "historical method" has come to imply much that does not properly belong to it.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • We may apply this historical method to the origin and discovery of "Things one would rather have expressed differently."

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
British Dictionary definitions for historical method

historical method

noun
1.
a means of learning about something by considering its origins and development
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