Enlightenment Bible : Translation, Scholarship, Culture.

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 her...

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Main Author: Sheehan, Jonathan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton University Press, 2013.
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Summary: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 new history of the Bible in the century of its greatest crisis and, in turn, a new vision of this century and its effects on religion. Although the Enlightenment has.
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:1299880118
9781299880115
0691130698
9780691130699
Language:English.