The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3, From 1450 to 1750

The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3, From 1450 to 1750

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Cambridge University Press, 9/1/2016
EAN 9780521513425, ISBN10: 0521513421

Hardcover, 992 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 4.7 cm
Language: English

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 re-establishing 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.

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 Alcalá (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 Chédozeau
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 Néstor O. Míguez.