Politicizing the Bible
The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700
Politicizing the Bible by Scott W. Hahn
Book DescriptionResisting the typical, dry methods of contemporary scholarship, this powerful examination revisits the biblical days of life-and-death conflict, struggles for power between popes and kings, and secret alliances of intellectuals united by a desire to pit worldly goals against the spiritual priorities of the church. This account looks beyond the pretence of neutrality and objectivity often found in secular study, and brings to light the appropriation of scripture by politically motivated interpreters. Questioning the techniques taken for granted at divinity schools worldwide, their origins are traced to the writings of Machiavelli and Marsilio of Padua, the political projects of Henry VIII, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, and the quest for an empire of science on the part of Descartes and Spinoza. Intellectual and inspiring, an argument is made for bringing Christianity back to biblical literacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780824599034
(228mm x 152mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott W. Hahn
Canon and Biblical Interpretation, Paperback (March 2015)
Drawing on a broad array of contributors, volume seven of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series assesses the current state of canonical interpretation and uses that as a starting point for exploring ingredients in theological interpretation of the Bible today.
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Judges and Ruth, Paperback (November 2014)
Providing insights by renowned Bible teachers, this book offers provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the old testament and information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own. It also includes topical essays, word studies and charts.
Evangelizing Catholics, Paperback (March 2014)View all books by Scott W. Hahn
To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how.
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Author Biography - Scott W. Hahn
Scott W. Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenvile, where he's taught since 1990. He is also the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author/editor of over forty books, including "Kinship by Covenant," "The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire," "Canon and Biblical Interpretation," "Covenant and Communion," "The Catholic Bible Dictionary," and "The Lamb's Supper." Benjamin Wiker is an author and a senior fellow with the Envoy Institute of Belmont Abbey College, the Discovery Institute, and the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Among his books are "A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature," "Answering the New Atheism," and "Moral Darwinism." He lives in Hopedale, Ohio.
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