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textual criticism

n.
1. The study of manuscripts or printings to determine the original or most authoritative form of a text, especially of a piece of literature.
2. Literary criticism stressing close reading and detailed analysis of a particular text.

textual criticism

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the scholarly study of manuscripts, esp of the Bible, in an effort to establish the original text
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary criticism emphasizing a close analysis of the text
textual critic n

low′er crit′icism

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible. Also called textual criticism. Compare higher criticism.
[1895–1900]

textual criticism

the close study of a particular literary work in order to establish its original text. — textual critic, n.
See also: Criticism
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Noun1.textual criticism - comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
higher criticism - the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
lower criticism - the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
Masora, Masorah - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
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Traditional philology and modern genetic criticism use the same tools, but with different objectives, since genetic criticism starts from an edited text--usually approved by the author--to then break down the creative process into its preparatory phases and the intermediate stages (see Gresillon), while medieval philology follows the reverse path: it does not prepare a genetic dossier, that is, made up of materials which precede the definitive text, but prepares a genealogic dossier composed of materials which derive from the definitive text and that are interpretations of that text as "secondary moments of textual production and reproduction" (McGann, Textual Criticism 192).
Similar nuggets of musical textual criticism and philosophy are found throughout the dense text of "Music Philology," a rare gift to scholars and students of Western music criticism and analysis.
At roughly the same time Jerome McGann's A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism brought attention to the social contexts of book publishing as being crucial to full understanding of textual production.
It is a fine example of textual criticism and engagement, and proves an outstanding contribution not only to the book itself, but to the field in general.
Sally Bushell's Text as Process: Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Dickinson is a ground-breaking work that establishes the basis for an Anglo-American "genetic criticism," drawing on the insights of French critique genetique while reorienting that approach to bring it into dialogue with some of the primary emphases of Anglophone textual criticism.
Second, Avalos accuses professional academics of sustaining the illusion of biblical relevance through the philosophically flawed disciplines of translation, textual criticism, history, archeology, and theology, as well as a corrupt infrastructure featuring universities, churches, and both popular and professional media organizations.
While acknowledging Ehrman's stature as a biblical scholar, and praising him for his skill at popularizing scholarly conclusions in such prosaic fields as textual criticism and the history of Christianity, Jones finds fault with the way Ehrman "presents these conclusions and, in some cases, what he adds to them" (p.
This collection of thirteen essays represents a milestone for textual criticism.
This special focus section considers the intriguing interconnections that exist between popular culture and the allied disciplines of textual criticism and bibliographical studies.
Fruitful possibilities for analysis have been provided by a number of scholars who have proposed approaches to textual criticism whereby such multiple authorially-approved texts can be recognised.
This article will examine, from the perspective of modern textual criticism, premodern attitudes of the Qumran and Syriac exegetical traditions to better understand how modern criticism can yield a more nuanced reading of the Scriptures that is both consistent with premodern understanding and more open to theological inquiry.
His groundbreaking scholarship in textual criticism (he grouped New Testament manuscripts into "families" and proposed the now accepted view that the more difficult reading of the manuscripts is likely to be the more original reading) had the paradoxical effect of casting suspicion on the integrity of the biblical text rather than confirming it.