In the premodern episteme [approach to knowledge], in which critical thought was subordinated to a theological a priori, it was almost inconceivable to doubt the inspiration of Scripture, or even to conceive of it as a human text subject to the same rules of composition and transmission as any other…I suggest that many of the conflicts between academic biblical critics and conservative apologists arise out of a basic epistemological incompatibility.
Grantley McDonald (Biblical Criticism in Early Modern Europe – Erasmus, The Johannine Comma and Trinitarian Debate, P.146 & 147)
In other words, in the Reformation era, critical thought relating to the Scripture was based upon foundational, theological concerns.
Too many Christians no longer reason from divine revelation (Scripture), but mere rationalism. The ultimate end of the contemporary schools of higher and lower criticism as well as Post-Enlightenment hermeneutics is the same. It is apostasy.