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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

- Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something. The individual who makes judgment and provides a form of feedback is considered...
- Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by...
- Criticism of Islam is broadly defined as criticism of the Islamic religion in its beliefs, principles, and/or any other ideas attributed to Islam. Criticism...
- of criticism. This article describes common types that occur regularly in everyday life. For other criteria that classify criticisms, see Criticism § classifications...
- Criticism of religion involves criticism of the validity, concept, or ideas of religion. Historical records of criticism of religion go back to at least...
- Criticism of Muhammad has existed since the 7th century AD, when Muhammad was decried by his non-Muslim Arab contemporaries for preaching monotheism,...
- The criticism of Facebook has led to international media coverage and significant reporting of its legal troubles and the outsize influence it has on...
- Criticism of the Quran is an interdisciplinary field of study concerning the factual accuracy of the claims and the moral tenability of the commands made...
- advocates, for its policies and business practices, and their effects. Criticisms include charges of racial and gender discrimination, foreign product sourcing...
- Criticism of Marxism (also known as Anti-Marxism) has come from various political ideologies and academic disciplines. This includes general criticism...