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History and the Growth of Knowledge

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print September 1988 | ISBN: 9780192132567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0003

Series: Oxford Bible Series

History and the Growth of Knowledge

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the works of David Friedrich Strauss, William Vatke, and Ferdinand Christian Baur. The three authors opted for a rational, historical, i.e. non-supernatural, account of Israel and of Christian origins. All three used historical methods to undermine supernaturalist theologies, and all also used Hegel's philosophy in their alternative theological proposals. The discussion then turns to Julius Wellhausen, who is best known for his work on the Old Testament.

Keywords: David Friedrich Strauss; William Vatke; Ferdinand Christian Baur; Hegel; biblical interpretation; Bible; biblical criticism; Old Testament

Chapter.  11602 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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