Founders Of Old Testament Criticism; Biographical, Descriptive, And Critical Studies by Thomas Kelly Cheyne

Founders Of Old Testament Criticism; Biographical, Descriptive, And Critical Studies

byThomas Kelly Cheyne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. COLENSO -- KALISCH -- S. DAVIDSON -- ROWLAND WILLIAMS--PEROWNE--A. B. DAVIDSON (1862) --RUSSELL MARTINEAU. We have already seen that at the end of the eighteenth century a Cambridge professor (H. Lloyd) attempted to obtain episcopal and academical sanction for a translation of Eichhorn's Introduction to the Old Testament. To his great surprise (but not to ours) the attempt failed. We will not be hard on the simple-hearted professor's rude episcopal correspondents; they did but carry out the policy of restriction which then prevailed in all departments of life, and which had many and various causes. But we may regret the consequences, one of which was the failure of Lowth and Kennicott to produce a succession of eminent Hebrew scholars. What, in fact (so all but a few born linguists would feel), was the good of profound researches into the text of the Old Testament, when historical and theological inferences were precluded? And though contact with German thought began the regeneration of English theology long before 1862, yet neither Hare, nor Arnold, nor Jowett, nor even Stanley, could (for want of Hebrew scholarship and other things) be the predestined champion of reform in the study of the Old Testament. At length, in 1862, the hour came, and the man; and, strange to say, the champion was a bishop--and though neither a great Hebrew scholar, nor a critic trained in historical investigations, he was at any rate free from the influences adverse to history which proceeded from the philosophy of Coleridge. It was John William Colenso who reopened the suspended intercourse between the critical students of England and the continent; for I shall hardly be called upon to admit that the timid adhesion of Dr. Samuel Davidson in 1859 to the critical analysis o...

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Title:Founders Of Old Testament Criticism; Biographical, Descriptive, And Critical StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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