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The Reader and the Text

R. P. Carroll

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and addresses the question of the reader and the text. The first section looks at the social context of reading. The second ... More


The Elephant and the Lamb: Different Ways of Approaching the Bible

Ian Green

in Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208600
eISBN:
9780191678097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208600.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines the wide variety of technical aids which were made available to help the public search the scriptures for themselves — a cardinal feature of Protestant thinking. There was a ... More


Creating the American Bible Reader, 1777–1816

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the evolution of early American bibles and bible readers during the period 1777–1816. More specifically, it explains how the imagined American bible reader, both subject to the ... More


Taking a Text: Reading and Referencing the Bible in the Early Nineteenth Century

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines bible reading and referencing in the early nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on reference as an essential aspect of Protestant religious authority. It first provides ... More


Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Seth Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution. Attending to both theoretical concerns about the nature of scriptures and ... More


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