lower criticism definition by Webster's New World
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textual criticism of the Scriptures
lower criticism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Critical study, especially of the Bible, that attends chiefly to the words of the work being examined, exploring their meaning and seeking to establish an accurate text.
Origin: As against higher criticism.