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The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Michael Legaspi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Enlightenment, scholars guided by a new vision of a post-theological age did not simply investigate the Bible, they remade it. In place of the familiar scriptural Bibles that belonged to ... More


Sacra Facultas and the Coming of German Modernity

Thomas Albert Howard

in Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199266852
eISBN:
9780191604188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266859.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins with an examination of the 18th-century university and the forces of inertia and novelty, stagnation, and innovation that characterized it. German universities were in major ... More


Bible and Theology at an Enlightenment University

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the German university in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It pays particular attention to the ways that the realities of the new university shaped ... More


The Study of Classical Antiquity at Göttingen

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter shifts briefly away from the study of the Bible and focuses on two classical philologists at Göttingen, important representatives of neohumanism: Johann Matthias Gesner and Christian ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


Enlightened Reform

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Enlightenment is often seen as a movement which bypassed the moribund universities. This is a plausible view for England and France, but should be challenged for other countries. In Scotland, ... More


Albrecht von Haller as Arbiter of German Medicine: Göttingen and Bern (1736–1777)

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Haller made the new University of Göttingen one of the preeminent centers of Enlightenment in Germany, not least through the development of his new program of research in physiology. Haller’s ... More


The Göttingen Scholars: Natural Law and the British Constitution

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the reception of Adam Ferguson's works at the University of Göttingen in Germany. The Scottish works made a timely entry in Göttingen, where history was instrumental in ... More


The Trip to Europe

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter seventeen provides insight into why Charles Hodge decided to leave his family and friends for a two-year study trip in Europe. Insecure about his own knowledge and abilities to train seminary ... More


J. D. Michaelis on Language and Vowel Points From Confessional Controversy to Naturalism

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter is dedicated to the early career of the 1759 prize laureate, the Göttingen orientalist Johann David Michaelis. The main question is how Michaelis came to write a naturalistic essay on ... More


The Challenge of Barth’s Theology

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer's Theological Formation: Berlin, Barth, and Protestant Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639786
eISBN:
9780191738708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

As the previous chapter shows, Bonhoeffer describes Barth’s theology in philosophical‐theological terms, as an ‘act‐theology’. But understanding Bonhoeffer’s criticism of and alternative to Barth ... More


Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: The Cook/Forster Collection, for Example

Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Göttingen–Cook/Forster Collection. Artifacts in the collection originated mainly from different islands and cultures from the South Seas; they were collected during the ... More


Youth

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the childhood and coming of age years of John Stuart Blackie. Blackie was born as the second child of Alexander Blackie and Helen Stodart on 28 July 1809. His childhood seems ... More


Experience

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses John Stuart Blackie's travels on the Continent that took place at a time when the Grand Tour had not fully recovered from the interruption of the Napoleonic Wars, but well ... More


A Finite and Eternal Being: Conversion and Carmel

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Against the horizon of her theory on empathy, the text continues with a methodology of “walking” with Stein through her life's narrative of conversion and entrance into Carmel. The chapter examines ... More


Homeric questions: a late eighteenth-century priority dispute

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapters 5 and 6 examine the fierce dispute that broke out in the 1790s between Christian Gottlob Heyne and Friedrich August Wolf over the originality of the latter’s Prolegomena ad Homerum (1795). ... More


Heyne, Winckelmann, and Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 examines how Christian Gottlob Heyne’s long engagement with Winckelmann’s ideas and arguments conditioned the conservative position on the possibilities of Altertumswissenschaft revealed in ... More


The Knowledge Factory

in The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870205
eISBN:
9780226870229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870229.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Kammer in Hannover needed to ensure that Göttingen and its inhabitants enjoyed some modicum of prosperity. The decision to establish a new university in Göttingen created immediate problems. The ... More


Useless Sciences, Fashionable Sciences

in The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870205
eISBN:
9780226870229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870229.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The plan that Johann von Justi had first imagined twenty years earlier in Göttingen achieved its full realization in Lautern. Though Justi had imagined an independent faculty of oeconomic and cameral ... More


Male Amateur Keyboardists

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter seven discusses the place of music in the education and leisure time of boys and men who had no intention of pursuing musical careers. Unlike their female counterparts, male amateur musicians ... More


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