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Bible And The Enlightenment : A Case Study: Alexander Geddes 1737-1802 - Johnstone William

Bible And The Enlightenment

A Case Study: Alexander Geddes 1737-1802


Published: 1st January 2004
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This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held to mark the bicentenary of the death of Alexander Geddes (1737-1802). Geddes, a product of the Scottish and French Enlightenment, was a Roman Catholic priest; a pioneering biblical critic; a poet, some of whose works have been attributed to Robert Burns; and a political radical who studied in Paris before the French Revolution, which provided the background to the chief phase of his activity, ca. 1780-1800.

This work is of interest to historians and to students of the Bible and English literature. The international panel of contributors includes Tom Levine on the political social and religious background, A.G. Aulg, Bultmann, C. Coury, J.W. Rogerson, J.L. Ska and M. Vervenne on Geddes's biblical works, and Elinor Shaffer, G. Carruthers and L. McIlvanney on his literary works.

'An important contribution to the history of biblical criticism.' Review in International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05 "This volume of conference papers offers a well-structured and finely executed account of this somewhat mercurial figure, who, alongside his work as a biblical scholar, was an accomplished poet and historian, and the author of a satirical attack on the slave trade." -John Riches, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, October 2007 --Sanford Lakoff

List of Contributors
Introduction: The Bible and the Enlightenmentp. 1
Alexander Geddes: The Scottish Contextp. 35
Alexander Geddes and his Unpublished Papersp. 44
Scattered Remains: The Literary Career of Alexander Geddesp. 61
Geddes in Francep. 78
What do we Mean when we Talk about '(Late) Enlightenment Biblical Criticism'?p. 119
The Biblical Work of Alexander Geddes against the Background of Contemporary Catholic Biblical Scholarship in Continental Europep. 135
Was Geddes a 'Fragmentist'? In Search of the 'Geddes-Vater Hypothesis'p. 157
Alexander Geddes between Old and New: Story and History in the Book of Numbersp. 168
Alexander Geddes on the Historical Books of the Hebrew Biblep. 181
Cumulative Bibliographyp. 201
Index of Referencesp. 222
Index of Authorsp. 227
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ISBN: 9780826466549
ISBN-10: 0826466540
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 377
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1