The Life Of Jesus Critically Examined

The Life Of Jesus Critically Examined Strauss s Life of Jesus was an epoch making work which transformed the nature of biblical criticism Providing a radical new approach that went straight to the heart of Christianity it created an

  • Title: The Life Of Jesus Critically Examined
  • Author: David Friedrich Strauss
  • ISBN: 9780962364266
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Strauss s Life of Jesus 1835 was an epoch making work which transformed the nature of biblical criticism Providing a radical new approach that went straight to the heart of Christianity, it created an immediate sensation and Strauss 1808 74 became the centre of intense controversy This, the first English translation, was by George Eliot and was her first published boStrauss s Life of Jesus 1835 was an epoch making work which transformed the nature of biblical criticism Providing a radical new approach that went straight to the heart of Christianity, it created an immediate sensation and Strauss 1808 74 became the centre of intense controversy This, the first English translation, was by George Eliot and was her first published book Strauss s interpretation of biblical events was a result of and a response to the attacks on orthodox Christianity brought by the Enlightenment In the face of scepticism about such biblical events as miracles, his aim was to explain how Christians came to believe when there was no objective historical basis for their faith Taking the resurrection as the key article of faith, his verdict was that religion was an expression of the human mind s ability to generate myths and interpret them as truths revealed by God Influenced by Hegel and Schleiermacher, Strauss characterized Christianity as a stage in the evolution of pantheism that had reached its culmination in Hegelian philosophy He thus created an entirely new atmosphere of scholarship on Christ s life and historical criticism of the Bible The furore turned the Life of Jesus into a cause c l bre and to German liberals Strauss became a symbol for the freedom of thought Reprinting the English translation in its original and most important edition for the first time, these three volumes provide the reader with the key work of one of the world s most well known and frank critics of Christianity Author David Friedrich Strauss 1808 74 German theologian, historian of religion and moralist.Translator George Eliot Mary Ann Evans 1819 80 , author of Middlemarch, Silas Marner, etc.t he first reprinting of this ground breaking work in its most important edition translated into English by George Eliot her first published book and thus an important milestone in the history of women s literature translated from the 4th edition, Strauss s preferred version

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      In 1808, David Friedrich Strauss was born The German writer pioneered scholarship doubting the historicity of Jesus Strauss became a Lutheran vicar in 1830, and studied theology under Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel He was appointed to the Theological Seminary at the University at Tubingen His book Life of Jesus 1835 , dissecting the New Testament as largely mythical, was published to great acclaim, but lost him his teaching post In 1836 he left the church In his final book, The Old Faith and the New 1872 , Strauss eschewed Christianity and the concept of immortality British freethinking novelist George Eliot translated his first book into English D 1874.More enpedia wiki David_St.annica EBchecked tnndb people 178 000097ople.bu wwildman bce str

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    • This really interesting piece of heretical gibberish is a very good study of German infidelity in the late 1700's and early 1800's. This is a good source book for almost every anti-Biblical utterance Christians have been entertaining in their churches for many decades from the belief that Moses wrote based on oral tradition he had heard to the gospels just being a later justification for a church that was already established. it is a good reference book for the reasoning of the German rationalis [...]


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