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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

- Literary criticism Art criticism Film criticism Theatre criticism Criticism of religion Criticism of science Self-criticism Social criticism "Critcism"...
- Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants...
- 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,...
- Criticism of capitalism ranges from expressing disagreement with the principles of capitalism in its entirety to expressing disagreement with particular...
- Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often influenced by...
- Biblical criticism is the use of critical analysis to understand and explain the Bible. During the eighteenth century, when it began as historical-biblical...
- New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized...
- parent company Meta Platforms) has been the subject of criticism and legal action. Criticisms include the outsize influence Facebook has on the lives...
- of criticism. This article describes common types that occur regularly in everyday life. For other criteria that classify criticisms, see Criticism § classifications...