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Enlightenment Bible : Translation, Scholarship, Culture.

Author: Jonathan Sheehan
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Sheehan
ISBN: 1299880118 9781299880115 0691130698 9780691130699
OCLC Number: 858967372
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association George L. Mosse Prize 2005
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005
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Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface: Forging the Cultural Bible; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: The Vernacular Bible: Reformation and Baroque; PART I: The Birth of the Enlightenment Bible; CHAPTER TWO: Scholarship, the New Testament, and the English Defense of the Bible; CHAPTER THREE: Religion, the New Testament, and the German Reinvention of the Bible; PART II: The Forms of the Enlightenment Bible; CHAPTER FOUR: Philology: The Bible from Text to Document; CHAPTER FIVE: Pedagogy: The Politics and Morals of the Enlightenment Bible. CHAPTER SIX: Poetry: National Literature, History, and the Hebrew BibleCHAPTER SEVEN: History: The Archival and Alien Old Testament; PART III: The Cultural Bible; CHAPTER EIGHT: Culture, Religion, and the Bible in Germany, 1790-1830; CHAPTER NINE: "Regeneration from Germany": Culture and the Bible in England, 1780-1870; Afterword; Index.

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How did the Bible survive the Enlightenment? Showing how Protestant translators and scholars in the 18th century transformed the Bible from a book justified by theology to one justified by culture,  Read more...

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