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The Enlightenment Bible : translation, scholarship, culture

Author: Jonathan Sheehan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did the Bible survive the Enlightenment? In this book, Jonathan Sheehan shows how Protestant translators and scholars in the eighteenth century transformed the Bible from a book justified by theology to one justified by culture. In doing so, the Bible was made into the cornerstone of Western heritage and invested with meaning, authority, and significance even for a secular age. The Enlightenment Bible offers a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Sheehan
ISBN: 9780691130699 0691130698
OCLC Number: 84996775
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Awards: Winner of George L. Mosse Prize, American Historical Association 2005 (United States)
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2005 (United States)
Description: xvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Vernacular Bible : reformation and baroque --
The birth of the Enlightenment Bible. Scholarship, the New Testament, and the English defense of the Bible ; Religion, the New Testament, and the German reinvention of the Bible --
The forms of the Enlightenment Bible. Philology : the Bible from text to document ; Pedagogy : the politics and morals of the Enlightenment Bible ; Poetry : national literature, history, and the Hebrew Bible ; History : the archival and alien Old Testament --
The cultural Bible. Culture, religion, and the Bible in Germany, 1790-1830 ; "Regeneration from Germany" : culture and the Bible in England, 1780-1870.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: Jonathan Sheehan.

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