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Critics of the Bible, 1724-1873 : Cambridge English Prose Texts - John Drury

Critics of the Bible, 1724-1873

Cambridge English Prose Texts

By: John Drury (Editor), Graham Storey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th December 1989
ISBN: 9780521338707
Number Of Pages: 216

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English critics were brilliant initiators and exploiters of biblical criticism. This momentous exercise, whereby the 'Holy Scriptures' became the object of human critique independent of church control, is illustrated by John Drury in the present volume with excerpts from such famous critics as Coleridge, Blake and Matthew Arnold, and lesser names such as Collins and Deist and Bishop Sherlock. Robert Lowth's famous lectures on the Psalms, which had an important influence on Blake and Christopher Smart, are well represented here, as is the famous contribution to Essays and Reviews by Benjamin Jowett. This book provides the only available collection of biblical criticism from this important period of critical enquiry, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The extracts are accompanied by a full editorial introduction, notes and a bibliography. They should be read by all students of literature and theology interested in the period.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Editorial notep. ix
Introductory Essayp. 1
Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion (1724), Chapters I, IV, V, VIII (less paragraph 4), IX, X (extracted), XIp. 21
Discourses on the Use and Intent of Prophecy (1726), Discourses II and IIIp. 46
Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews (1753, translated from Latin into English by Richard Gregory in 1787), Lectures IV (extracted), V (less the first and last paragraphs), XIV, XVII (less the first two paragraphs and the second half of the lecture, viz. pp. 377-387 of the 1787 edition), XIXp. 69
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790), 'A Memorable Fancy'p. 103
Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1825), Letters V, VI, VIIp. 105
On the Right Interpretation and Understanding of the Scriptures (1829) (ending at page xl of the 1874 edition)p. 122
On the Interpretation of Scripture from Essays and Reviews (1860), Section 3p. 137
Literature and Dogma (1873), Chapters IV-VIp. 152
Notesp. 193
Select booklistp. 201
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ISBN: 9780521338707
ISBN-10: 0521338700
Series: Cambridge English Prose Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 4th December 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27