the study of the Bible having as its object the establishment of such facts as authorship and date of composition, as well as determination of a basis for exegesis.
- Compare lower criticism.
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How to use higher criticism in a sentence
I claim that it contains many errors of fact, and the higher criticism supports the claim; as we shall see.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
From this department he graduated into the field of the higher criticism.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
higher criticism shows its teeth in connection with such definite statements which introduce the power of God.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
What, then, should be the attitude of lovers of truth toward the higher criticism of the Bible?
So that not all that has been done in the name of the higher criticism has been according to scientific method.
British Dictionary definitions for higher criticism
the use of scientific techniques of literary criticism to establish the sources of the books of the Bible: Compare lower criticism
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