You can mark you interesting snippets of text that will be available through a unique link in your browser.

historical criticism

Translation
historical criticism

      literary criticism in the light of historical evidence or based on the context in which a work was written, including facts about the author's life and the historical and social circumstances of the time. This is in contrast to other types of criticism, such as textual and formal, in which emphasis is placed on examining the text itself while outside influences on the text are disregarded. New Historicism is a particular form of historical criticism. See also literary criticism.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Historical Criticism — • The art of distinguishing the true from the false concerning facts of the past Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Historical Criticism     Historical Criticism …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • historical criticism — Every writing in the OT and NT emerged from a particular social, political, and cultural environment over the course of many centuries, and historical criticism is a modern and tested method of exploring their various origins and tracing their… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • historical criticism — noun : criticism in the light of historical evidence compare higher criticism …   Useful english dictionary

  • historical criticism —  Историческая критика …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Criticism of the Bible — This article is about criticisms made against the Bible as a source of reliable information or ethical guidance. For the academic treatment of the bible as a historical document, see Biblical criticism. The Gutenberg Bible, the first printed… …   Wikipedia

  • criticism, biblical — The examination of the books of the Bible with the resources of historical investigation, archaeology, palaeography, and linguistics. Biblical criticism starts from a conviction that the heterogeneous collection of books which constitute the… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • criticism — noun 1. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings (Freq. 6) the senator received severe criticism from his opponent • Syn: ↑unfavorable judgment • Derivationally related forms: ↑critical, ↑criticise …   Useful english dictionary

  • criticism — /krit euh siz euhm/, n. 1. the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. 2. the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding. 3. the act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work …   Universalium

  • Criticism of Holocaust denial — criticizes claims to the effect that the genocide of Jews during World War II usually referred to as the Holocaust[1] did not occur in the manner or to the extent described by current scholarship. Key elements of such claims are the rejection of… …   Wikipedia