The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Paperback | October 26, 2011

byMichael C. Legaspi

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The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies examines the creation of the academic Bible. Beginning with the fragmentation of biblical interpretation in the centuries after the Reformation, Michael Legaspi shows how the weakening of scriptural authority in the Western churchesaltered the role of biblical interpretation. Focusing on renowned German scholar Johann David Michaelis (1717-1791), Legaspi explores the ways in which critics reconceived the role of the Bible. This book offers a new account of the origins of biblical studies, illuminating the relation of the Bibleto churchly readers, theological interpreters, academic critics, and people in between. It explains why, in an age of religious resurgence, modern biblical criticism may no longer be in a position to serve as the Bible's disciplinary gatekeeper.

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The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies examines the creation of the academic Bible. Beginning with the fragmentation of biblical interpretation in the centuries after the Reformation, Michael Legaspi shows how the weakening of scriptural authority in the Western churchesaltered the role of biblical interpretation. Focu...

Michael Legaspi is an Instructor in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199845883

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Table of Contents

1. From Scripture to Text2. Bible and Theology at an Enlightenment University3. The Study of Classical Antiquity at Gottingen4. Michaelis and the Dead Hebrew Language5. Lowth, Michaelis, and the Invention of Biblical Poetry6. Michaelis, Moses, and the Recovery of the BibleConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexIndex of Biblical References