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Published: 18 July 2018

334 Pages


ISBN: 9780198805007

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Spinoza and Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1660-1710

Jetze Touber

  • Offers a new approach towards the critique of the Bible by one of the canonical figures in Western philolosophy, Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)
  • Connects the philosopher's biblical criticism with the Dutch Christian culture of his age
  • Provides comparison of the ways in which Spinoza and his Protestant contemporaries dealt with the biblical texts
  • Shows how the Spinoza manipulated existing tensions among the Dutch clerical elites to illustrate the impact of his biblical criticism