Politicizing the Bible Hardback

The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700

by Benjamin Wiker; Scott W. Hahn;

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Politicizing the Bible

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Resisting 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 pretense 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.

Politicizing the Bible by Benjamin Wiker; Scott W. Hahn was published by Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S. in August 2013. The ISBN for Politicizing the Bible is 9780824599034.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCrossroad Publishing Co ,U.S. (August 2013)
Number of Pages624
Thickness46 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4451323
Page last updated 12th August 2016
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