God's last words : reading the English Bible from the Reformation to fundamentalism (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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God's last words : reading the English Bible from the Reformation to fundamentalism

Author: David S Katz
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging book is an intellectual history of how informed readers read their Bibles over the past 400 years, from the first translations in the 16th century to the emergence of fundamentalism  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Katz
ISBN: 0300101155 9780300101157
OCLC Number: 1169993077
Description: xvi, 397 p.
Contents: Preface: The biblical reader and the shifting horizon of expectations --
The prehistoric English Bible --
In pursuit of a useful Bible : scriptural politics and the English Civil War --
Cracking the foundations : biblical criticism and the Newtonian synthesis --
Streamlined Scriptures : the demystification of the Bible --
The occult Bible : aesthetization and the persistence of the supernatural --
Divine copyright and the apotheosis of the author in eighteenth-century England --
Ten little Israelites : counting out the Bible in Victorian England --
Unsuitable paternity : Darwin, anthropology, and the evolutionist Bible --
Conclusion: The end of a world and the beginning of fundamentalism
Responsibility: David S. Katz.

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