Henry Home (Lord Kames)
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Lord Kames believed that societies became increasingly better and so the Old Testament is a relic of earlier, flawed culture and mythology but the creation of humans in Genesis was essentially true ..read more
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John Toland
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
John Toland rejected traditional interpretations of the Bible and wanted modern scholars to use newer techniques to analyze meaning of the language and the placement of biblical books within the canon. He believed that both the Old and New Testaments taught the law of nature when they were interpreted properly ..read more
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Thomas Morgan
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Thomas Morgan called himself a Christian deist and argued that the Old Testament was political religion used to enslave the Israelite people and entirely at odds with true Christianity and the religion of nature ..read more
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William Warburton
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
William Warburton argued that the Old Testament does not talk about human immortality or the afterlife because the Israelites had a special divine provision where they received earthly rewards and punishments based upon their following of the law ..read more
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William Stevens
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
William Stevens argued that Benjamin Kennicott was deceived by Jewish forgers and no variant manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible were legitimate and these forgeries were intended as a Trojan horse to infiltrate and destroy Christianity ..read more
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Jacques-BĂ©nigne Lignel Bossuet
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Bossuet organized history into epochs and claimed that the Old Testament shows God's interaction with humanity and the devolvement of human culture that can only be rectified by divinely appointed monarchs ..read more
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John Hutchinson
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
John Hutchinson claimed that Hebrew was the language given by God and the words allow people to properly perceive the world and understand the deeper divine truths ..read more
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Samuel Clarke
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Samuel Clarke claimed that the Old Testament was written by idolaters, including Moses, and for idolaters, so it is no longer necessary after the pure, logical, spiritual teachings of Jesus in the New Testament ..read more
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Thomas Burnet
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Thomas Burnet used the Bible, other ancient authors, and geological theories to understand the formation of the earth, Noah's flood, and the future of the earth as it returns to paradise according to his reading of the Bible ..read more
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Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi
Old Testament Studies: An (Un)Academic Modern History
by Nicholas J. Campbell
3M ago
Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi created a critical edition of the Hebrew Bible with a massive amount of sources and engaged with the arguments for and against biblical inspiration by many scholars of the early modern period ..read more
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