Book ID: CBB865945939

Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age (2017)

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Miert, Dirk van (Editor)
Nellen, Henk J. M. (Editor)
Steenbakkers, Piet (Editor)
Touber, Jetze (Editor)


Oxford University Press


Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 432 pp.
Language: English

Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age explores the hypothesis that in the long seventeenth century humanist-inspired biblical criticism contributed significantly to the decline of ecclesiastical truth claims. Historiography pictures this era as one in which the dominant position of religion and church began to show signs of erosion under the influence of vehement debates on the sacrosanct status of the Bible. Until quite recently, this gradual but decisive shift has been attributed to the rise of the sciences, in particular astronomy and physics. This authoritative volume looks at biblical criticism as an innovative force and as the outcome of developments in philology that had started much earlier than scientific experimentalism or the New Philosophy. Scholars began to situate the Bible in its historical context. The contributors show that even in the hands of pious, orthodox scholars philological research not only failed to solve all the textual problems that had surfaced, but even brought to light countless new incongruities. This supplied those who sought to play down the authority of the Bible with ammunition. The conviction that God's Word had been preserved as a pure and sacred source gave way to an awareness of a complicated transmission in a plurality of divergent, ambiguous, historically determined, and heavily corrupted texts. This shift took place primarily in the Dutch Protestant world of the seventeenth century.

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Review Rienk Vermij (2019) Review of "Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 166-167). unapi

Review Rienk Vermij (2019) Review of "Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 166-167). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Snobelen, Stephen David
Meer, Jitse M. van der
Mandelbrote, Scott
Prinster, Scott Gerard
Bujor, Ioana
Renate Dürr
Journals
Past and Present
Lias: Sources and Documents Relating to the Early Modern History of Ideas
Humanities and Technology Review
History of Religions
Publishers
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Palgrave Macmillan
Govi-Verlag
Brepols Publishers
Yale University
Concepts
Bible
Hermeneutics
Protestantism
Science and religion
Historiography
Development of science; change in science
People
Amerpoel, Johannes
Spinoza, Baruch
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Newton, Isaac
Kepler, Johannes
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus
Time Periods
17th century
19th century
18th century
16th century
Renaissance
Medieval
Places
Europe
United States
Netherlands
Germany
Egypt
Institutions
Theosophical Society
Royal Society of London
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Académie des Sciences, Paris
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