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A History of Biblical Interpretation: Volume 3, The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century
Hauser, Alan J. and Duane F. Watson, editors

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017 pp. xii + 428. $60.00


Description: A History of Biblical Interpretation provides detailed and extensive studies of the interpretation of the Scriptures by Jewish and Christian writers throughout the ages. Written by internationally renowned scholars, this multivolume work comprehensively treats the many different methods of interpretation, the important interpreters from various eras, and the key issues that have surfaced repeatedly over the long course of biblical interpretation. This third installment examines the period after the Reformation until the dawn of the twentieth century. Its essays cover broad intellectual and historical movements such as historical criticism, textual criticism, and the quest for the historical Jesus. Other contributions focus on particular individuals, including Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and F. C. Baur. Each chapter also includes a helpful bibliography for additional study.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Published 1/3/2019
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson, eds., A History of Biblical Interpretation: Volume 3, The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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