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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520 |a 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. 
505 0 |a 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. 
505 8 |a 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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