Three Skeptics and the Bible: La Peyrere, Hobbes, Spinoza, and the Reception of Modern Biblical Criticism

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, 19 jan. 2016 - 198 pagina's
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Biblical scholars by and large remain unaware of the history of their own discipline. This present volume seeks to remedy that situation by exploring the early history of modern biblical criticism in the seventeenth century prior to the time of the Enlightenment when the birth of modern biblical criticism is usually dated. After surveying the earlier medieval origins of modern biblical criticism, the essays in this book focus on the more skeptical works of Isaac La Peyrere, Thomas Hobbes, and Baruch Spinoza, whose biblical interpretation laid the foundation for what would emerge in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as modern biblical criticism.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

The emergence of Modern Biblical criticism
10
The Biblical criticism of isaac la peyrère in context
54
The Biblical criticism of Thomas hobbes in context
85
The Biblical criticism of Baruch Spinoza in context
104
Biblical hermeneutics and the creation of religion
139
conclusion
150
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Jeffrey L. Morrow (PhD, University of Dayton) is Associate Professor of Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University and is a Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

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