Critical • Criticism against believers • Criticism amongst believers
Compton’s Encyclopedia
criticismEvery work of art can be viewed in two ways—appreciatively and critically. Most people who go to a museum to look at paintings, to a theater to see a play, or to a concert hall to hear music do so for personal pleasure regardless of how much or how little they know about the arts. What they
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CRITICISM.—1. A little more than seventy years ago (1835–1905), a turning-point was reached in NT criticism, the importance of which is generally admitted.* In the year 1835 David Strauss published his Leben Jesu (to be followed exactly ten years later by F. C. Baur’s Paulus). The mythical theory was
Dictionary of Theological Terms
CriticismLower criticism is the scholarly investigation of the text of the books of the Bible, its transmission, and its purity (see Textual Criticism).Higher criticism is the scholarly investigation of the date, authorship, place, and circumstances of composition of the books of the Bible, together
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
POLEMICSA sub-discipline of confessionally oriented *dogmatic theology intended to defend the doctrinal truths of specific Christian denominations or of various branches within them, over against others. Thus polemics are essentially inter- and intra-confessional. The discipline flourished in the wake