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Higher criticism
Higher criticism High"er crit"i*cism Criticism which includes the study of the contents, literary character, date, authorship, etc., of any writing; as, the higher criticism of the Pentateuch. Called also historical criticism. The comparison of the Hebrew and Greek texts . . . introduces us to a series of questions affecting the composition, the editing, and the collection of the sacred books. This class of questions forms the special subject of the branch of critical science which is usually distinguished from the verbal criticism of the text by the name of higher, or historical, criticism. --W. Robertson Smith.
historical criticism
Higher criticism High"er crit"i*cism Criticism which includes the study of the contents, literary character, date, authorship, etc., of any writing; as, the higher criticism of the Pentateuch. Called also historical criticism. The comparison of the Hebrew and Greek texts . . . introduces us to a series of questions affecting the composition, the editing, and the collection of the sacred books. This class of questions forms the special subject of the branch of critical science which is usually distinguished from the verbal criticism of the text by the name of higher, or historical, criticism. --W. Robertson Smith.
Hypercriticism
Hypercriticism Hy`per*crit"i*cism, n. Excessive criticism, or unjust severity or rigor of criticism; zoilism.
Neocriticism
Neocriticism Ne`o*crit"i*cism, n. [Neo- + classicism.] The form of Neo-Kantianism developed by French idealists, following C. Renouvier. It rejects the noumena of Kant, restricting knowledge to phenomena as constituted by a priori categories.
Oneirocriticism
Oneirocriticism O*nei`ro*crit`i*cism, Oneirocritics O*nei`ro*crit`ics, n. The art of interpreting dreams.

Meaning of Criticism from wikipedia

- of criticism is called a criticism or critique. Criticism is an evaluative or corrective exercise that can occur in any area of human life. Criticism can...
- Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by...
- Criticism of Islam has existed since Islam's formative stages. Early written disapproval came from Christians and Jews as well as from some former Muslims...
- not all film criticism takes the form of reviews. In general, film criticism can be divided into two categories: journalistic criticism which appears...
- Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants...
- New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized...
- Historical criticism, also known as the historical-critical method or higher criticism, is a branch of criticism that investigates the origins of ancient...
- C (/siː/, as in the letter c) is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope...
- An Essay on Criticism is one of the first major poems written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688–1744). It is the source of the famous quotations...
- "breaks down entire reviews into just the word 'yes' or 'no', making criticism binary in a destructive arbitrary way". American director Martin Scorsese...
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