The Bible and the Enlightenment: A Case Study - Alexander Geddes, 1737-1802

The Bible and the Enlightenment: A Case Study - Alexander Geddes, 1737-1802

by William Johnstone
     
 

This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held to mark the bicentenary of the death of Alexander Geddes (1737-1802). Geddes, a product of the Scottish and French Enlightenment, was a Roman Catholic priest; a pioneering biblical critic; a poet, some of whose works have been attributed to Robert Burns; and a political radical who studied in Paris before

Overview

This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held to mark the bicentenary of the death of Alexander Geddes (1737-1802). Geddes, a product of the Scottish and French Enlightenment, was a Roman Catholic priest; a pioneering biblical critic; a poet, some of whose works have been attributed to Robert Burns; and a political radical who studied in Paris before the French Revolution, which provided the background to the chief phase of his activity, ca. 1780-1800.

This work is of interest to historians and to students of the Bible and English literature. The international panel of contributors includes Tom Levine on the political social and religious background, A.G. Aulg, Bultmann, C. Coury, J.W. Rogerson, J.L. Ska and M. Vervenne on Geddes's biblical works, and Elinor Shaffer, G. Carruthers and L. McIlvanney on his literary works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826466549
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

William Johnstone is Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and former Head of the Department of Divinity with Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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