Item description for Critics of the Bible, 1724-1873 (Cambridge English Prose Texts) by John Drury...
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.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521338700 ISBN13 9780521338707
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Gwyn JonesandThomas Joneswere, respectively, Professor of English at Aberystwyth and Cardiff and Professor of Welsh at Aberystwyth. They are the authors of numerous works of scholarship in Welsh and in English."
John Drury currently resides in Oxford. John Drury was born in 1936.
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