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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


Michaelis and the Dead Hebrew Language

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/9780195394351.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with Michaelis’s program for the study of Hebrew philology. His ideas on Hebrew are important because they show that, for him, the Bible had to be embedded in a deep and dead past ... More


Lowth, Michaelis, and the Invention of Biblical Poetry

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/9780195394351.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter marks the importance of aesthetics in Michaelis’s recovery of a classical Israel. Building on the work of English critic Robert Lowth, Michaelis argued that the psalms and prophecies of ... More


Michaelis, Moses, and the Recovery of the Bible

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/9780195394351.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes Michaelis’s efforts to remake the figure of Moses and reexamine biblical law. Michaelis was not alone among early modern interpreters in wanting to reinterpret the significance ... More


Conclusion

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/9780195394351.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This conclusion discusses the fate of Michaelis’s classical project, its reception among figures like Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Johann Georg Hamann. It also evaluates ... More


Introduction: “no better instrument”: The Chinese Written Character as a Medium

Christopher Bush

in Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195393828
eISBN:
9780199866601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393828.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction provides the historical background and critical context for the Western imagination of Chinese writing, specifically the connection between this writing and technological media from ... More


Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Avi Lifschitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

What is the role of language in human cognition? Could we attain self-consciousness and construct our civilisation without language? Such were the questions at the basis of eighteenth-century debates ... 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


A Point of Convergence and New Departures: The 1759 Contest on Language and Opinions

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/9780199661664.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

The chapter is dedicated to the Berlin contest of 1759 on the reciprocal influence of language and opinions. While most contestants tried to answer the question by recasting it as a historical ... More


Language and Cultural Identity: The Controversy over Prémontval's Préservatif

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/9780199661664.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the socio-cultural background of the language debates, mainly through a detailed exploration of a largely forgotten quarrel in Berlin of the late 1750s and early 1760s. At ... More


Tackling the Naturalistic Conundrum: Instincts and Conjectural History to 1771

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/9780199661664.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces new impulses in the 1760s such as the first publication of Leibniz's Nouveaux essais, the 1763 contest on certitude in metaphysics, and investigations of animal instincts. At the ... More


Battling Demons to Propagate Reform: Sébastien Michaëlis and the Dominicans of Occitanie

Barbara B. Diefendorf

in Planting the Cross: Catholic Reform and Renewal in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190887025
eISBN:
9780190887056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887025.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

The chapter traces Sébastien Michaëlis’s efforts to reform the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in the south of France and shows the close connection between these efforts and his participation in a ... More


The First Wave: Jewish Enlightenment Bibles in Yiddish and German

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Haskalah was a period of intense linguistic transition, and new translations of the Bible—German and Yiddish; Christian and Jewish—played a central role, above all, by rendering scripture in ... More


The Loango Turn

Tudor Parfitt

in Hybrid Hate: Jews, Blacks, and the Question of Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190083335
eISBN:
9780190083366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083335.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

In 1777 it was revealed that there were not only white negroes and other weird and wonderful hybrids in Loango, there were also black Jews with some striking customs. This was revealed in a book by ... More


Hearing Composers in Their Works

Mark Evan Bonds

in The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Because of its inherently abstract nature, untethered to the demands of language or representation, instrumental music was the art form that more than any other was deemed capable of revealing ... More


Contemporary Reviews of Frege’s Grundgesetze

Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg

in Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198712084
eISBN:
9780191780240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712084.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Frege’s Grundgesetze der Arithmetik received four short reviews during his lifetime (by H. Courbe, R. Hoppe, C. Th. Michaëlis, and C. Faerber) and a longer critical discussion by G. Peano. We present ... More


Diffusion-Linked Microbial Metabolism in the Vadose Zone

J. E. WATSON and R. F. HARRIS

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Figure 7.1 is a schematic of nutrient and contaminant transformations and cycling in the vadose zone. As detailed in Harris and Arnold (1995), higher plants take up C, N, P, and S in their most ... More


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