The New Cambridge History of the Bible

Volume 3, from 1450 to 1750

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Editor(s): 
Euan Cameron
  • Cambridge, England: 
    Cambridge University Press
    , December
     2015.
     848 pages.
     $160.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780521513425.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by David Fink forthcoming.

Description

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.

• Combines biblical scholarship with cultural history

• Features a broadly based team of international scholars

• Integrates Eastern and global Christianity into the story of the Bible

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Euan Cameron is Henry Luce III professor of Reformation church history at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University.

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