The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies
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The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies  -     By: Michael C. Legaspi

The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Oxford University Press / 2011 / Paperback

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Title: The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies
By: Michael C. Legaspi
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 6.10 X 9.10 X 0.50 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 0199845883
ISBN-13: 9780199845880
Stock No: WW845880

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

Editorial Reviews


"Theologians should thank [Legaspi] for initiating what one hopes will be a long and fruitful, if not irenic, conversation."--Theological Studies


"The primary value of this volume, and it is considerable, is for those interested in the particulars of German university culture in the eighteenth century."--Lutheran Quarterly


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