The “Nocturnal Side of Science” in David Friedrich Strauss’s Life of Jesus Critically Examined Fabisiak, Thomas
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. x + 219. $29.95
Series Information Emory Studies in Early Christianity, 17
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Description: David Friedrich Strauss’s Life of Jesus Critically Examined is known as a monumental contribution to the critical, scientific study of religion and Christian origins. It was widely read and influenced literary and historical research on the Bible as well as critical philosophy between Hegel and Nietzsche. Less well-known are Strauss’s writings from the same period on “the nocturnal side of nature,” paranormal phenomena such as demon possession, animal magnetism, and the ghost-seeing of Frederike Hauffe, the famous “Seeress of Prevorst.”
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation
Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow Published 3/23/2017 Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Thomas Fabisiak, The “Nocturnal Side of Science” in David Friedrich Strauss’s Life of Jesus Critically Examined, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).Adobe Acrobat Reader All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.
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