higher criticism

noun

Definition of higher criticism

: study of biblical writings to determine their literary history and the purpose and meaning of the authors — compare lower criticism

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higher critic noun

First Known Use of higher criticism

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Higher criticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/higher%20criticism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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