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
Published: Princeton University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.
  • 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.