Politicizing The Bible: The Roots Of Historical Criticism And The Secularization Of Scripture 1300-1700 by Scott W. HahnPoliticizing The Bible: The Roots Of Historical Criticism And The Secularization Of Scripture 1300-1700 by Scott W. Hahn

Politicizing The Bible: The Roots Of Historical Criticism And The Secularization Of Scripture 1300…

byScott W. Hahn, Benjamin Wiker

Hardcover | August 1, 2013

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Resisting the typical, dry methods of contemporary scholarship, this powerful examination revisits the biblical days of life-and-death conflict, struggles for power between popes and kings, and secret alliances of intellectuals united by a desire to pit worldly goals against the spiritual priorities of the church. This account looks beyond the pretense of neutrality and objectivity often found in secular study, and brings to light the appropriation of scripture by politically motivated interpreters. Questioning the techniques taken for granted at divinity schools worldwide, their origins are traced to the writings of Machiavelli and Marsilio of Padua, the political projects of Henry VIII, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, and the quest for an empire of science on the part of Descartes and Spinoza. Intellectual and inspiring, an argument is made for bringing Christianity back to biblical literacy.

Scott W. Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenvile, where he's taught since 1990. He is also the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author/editor of over forty books, including Kinship by Covenant, The Kingdom of God as Liturgical E...
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Title:Politicizing The Bible: The Roots Of Historical Criticism And The Secularization Of Scripture 1300…Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.8 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0824599039

ISBN - 13:9780824599034

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"Over the last 20 centuries, no book has been researched, pondered, and prayed over as intensely as the Bible. Dr. Hahn has done all these things himself; but, more importantly, he has studied the work of many generations of Christians and Jews who have gone before him. Then he gathered the best of all that study to help you in your own reading. Because we're Catholic, we need to become biblically literate. We need to know the Bible well because we hunger for abundant life—because we want to know Jesus, which is the same thing. Scott Hahn does a superb job of feeding his readers with the Word of God in this immensely useful guide." —Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia