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Published: 18 July 2018

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198803935

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The Emancipation of Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1590-1670

Dirk van Miert

  • Argues it was not the new philosophy or the new science of the seventeenth century which caused the erosion of universal scriptural authority, but a humanistic philology which originated in the sixteenth century
  • Considers the external development of biblical philology
  • Vindicates philology as one of the driving forces of modernity