Scripture and scholarship in early modern England (Book, 2006) []
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Scripture and scholarship in early modern England

Scripture and scholarship in early modern England

Author: Ariel Hessayon; Nicholas Keene
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Contains essays that embrace orthodox and heterodox treatments of scripture, and in the process question, challenge and redefine what historians mean when they use these terms. This volume aims to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Hessayon; Nicholas Keene
ISBN: 0754638936 9780754638933
OCLC Number: 185477334
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 255 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Notes on contributors; Introduction, Ariel Hessayon and Nicholas Keene; Og king of Bashan, Enoch and the Books of Enoch: extra-canonical texts and interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4, Ariel Hessayon; The Genesis narrative in the circle of Robert Hooke and Francis Lodwick, William Poole; Moral tales at the hearth: Jephthah's daughter in the 17th century, Nicholas Cranfield; English scholarship and the Greek text of the Old Testament, 1620-1720: the impact of Codex Alexandrinus, Scott Mandelbrote; 'A two-edged sword': biblical criticism and the New Testament Canon in early modern England, Nicholas Keene; 'To us there is but one God, the Father': antitrinitarian textual criticism in 17th- and early 18th-century England, Stephen D. Snobelen; Friendly criticism: Richard Simon, John Locke, Isaac Newton and the Johannine Comma, Rob Iliffe; Thomas Beverley and the 'Late Great Revolution': English apocalyptic expectation in the late 17th century, Warren Johnston; The ghost in the marble: Jeremy Taylor's Liberty of Prophesying (1647) and its readers, Nicholas McDowell; Iconisms, enthusiasm and Origen: Henry More reads the Bible, Sarah Hutton; 'Directions for the profitable reading of the Holy Scriptures': biblical criticism, clerical learning and lay readers, c 1650-1720, Justin Champion; 'I resolved to give an account of most of the persons mentioned in the Bible': Pierre Bayle and the prophet David in English biblical culture, Alex Barber; Afterword: the Word became flawed, John Morrill; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ariel Hessayon, Nicholas Keene.
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'Altogether this book offers a fascinating [...] glimpse of how the Bible was being read in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, and of how it was understood as a text and a spiritual guide. Read more...

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