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New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 3. From 1450 to 1750 (Euan Cameron) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2016) 9780521513425
New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 3. From 1450 to 1750 (Euan Cameron) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2016) 9780521513425
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Title: New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 3. From 1450 to 1750

Author: Cameron, Euan

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521513425

Volumes: 1; Pages: 992

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This volume charts the Bible's progress from the end of the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. During this period, for the first time since antiquity, the Latin Church focused on recovering and reestablishing the text of Scripture in its original languages. It considered the theological challenges of treating Scripture as another ancient text edited with the tools of philology. This crucial period also saw the creation of many definitive translations of the Bible into modern European vernaculars. Although previous translations exist, these early modern translators, often under the influence of the Protestant Reformation, distinguished themselves in their efforts to communicate the nuances of the original texts and to address contemporary doctrinal controversies. In the Renaissance's rich explosion of ideas, Scripture played a ubiquitous role, influencing culture through its presence in philosophy, literature, and the arts. This history examines the Bible's impact in Europe and its increasing prominence around the globe.

Table of Contents

Introduction Euan Cameron

Part I. Retrieving and Editing the Text in Early Modern Europe:

1. The study of tongues: the Semitic languages and the Bible in the Renaissance Alastair Hamilton

2. The revival of Greek studies in the West Jill Kraye

3. Humanist Bible controversies Richard Rex

4. The Old Testament and its ancient versions in manuscript and print in the West, from c.1480 to c.1780 Scott Mandelbrote

5. Critical editions of the New Testament, and the development of text-critical methods: from Erasmus to Griesbach (1516-1807) Eldon J. Epp

6. In search of the most perfect text: the early modern printed polyglot Bibles from Alcala (1510-20) to Brian Walton (1654-8) Alastair Hamilton

Part II. Producing and Disseminating the Bible in Translation:

7. Publishing in print: technology and trade Andrew Pettegree

8. Latin Bibles in the early modern period Bruce Gordon and Euan Cameron

9. The Luther Bible Euan Cameron

10. Bibles in the Dutch and Scandinavian vernaculars to c.1750 A. A. den Hollander and Ole Peter Grell

11. German Bibles outside the Lutheran movement Bruce Gordon

12. Bibles in French from 1520 to 1750 Bernard Chedozeau

13. English Bibles from c.1520 to c.1750 David Norton

14. Bibles in Central and Eastern European vernaculars to c.1750 Graeme Murdock

15. Bibles in Italian and Spanish Emidio Campi and Mariano Delgado

Part III. Processing the Bible: Commentary, Catechesis, Liturgy:

16. Authority G. R. Evans

17. Theories of interpretation: the Quadriga and its successors Deeana Copeland Klepper

18. The importance of the Bible for early Lutheran theology Kenneth G. Appold

19. The Bible in Reformed thought, 1520-1750 Bruce Gordon

20. The Bible in Roman Catholic theology, 1450-1750 Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer

21. Orthodox Biblical exegesis in the early modern world (1450-1750) Athanasios Despotis

22. The Bible in the pulpit, 1500-1750 Hughes Oliphant Old

23. The Bible in catechesis, c.1500-c.1750 Ian Green

24. The Bible in liturgy and worship c.1500-1750 Bryan D. Spinks

Part IV. The Bible in the Broader Culture:

25. The Bible in political thought and political debates, c.1500-1750 Nathan Rein

26. The problem of 'spiritual discipline': apocryphal books among sixteenth-century leaders of the Lutheran churches Susan C. Karant-Nunn

27. The Bible and the emerging 'scientific' world-view Peter Harrison

28. Between humanism and Enlightenment: morality, reason and history as factors in biblical interpretation Henning Graf Reventlow

29. The Bible and the early modern sense of history Euan Cameron

30. The Bible and literature in the European Renaissance Brian Cummings

31. The Bible and the visual arts in early modern Europe David H. Price

32. The Bible and music in the early modern period (1450-1750) Markus Rathey

Part V. Beyond Europe:

33. The Bible in European colonial thought c.1450-1750 Fernando Cervantes

34. Conquest and evangelisation: the Bible in colonial America (1500-1750) Daniel Bruno and Nestor O. Miguez.
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