By Henning Graf Reventlow
As within the first 3 volumes of heritage of Biblical Interpretation, From the Enlightenment to the 20th Century surveys the lives and works of important theologians and lay humans, politicians, and philosophers, so that it will painting the attribute attitudes of the period. It discusses the philosophers and politicians Hobbes, Locke, and Spinoza and the writers Lessing and Herder. Biblical feedback consistent with se starts with the debate over the unique Hebrew textual content of the previous testomony and extends into Enlightenment ethics, fantasy, and miracle tales. Early representatives contain Richard Simon and Hermann Samuel Reimarus, through Johann Salomo Semler, Johann Jakob Griesbach, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, and Philipp Jacob Spener. Biblical students comparable to Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, Ferdinand Christian Baur, Heinrich Julius Holtzmann, Julius Wellhausen, Hermann Gunkel, Wilhelm Bousset, Karl Barth, and Rudolf Bultmann around out the quantity and convey readers to the 20th century.
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2. Instituting the “Mortal God” as the Lord of Refuge: Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes was born in Westport, a suburb of Malmsbury in the county of Wilshire, near Bristol. He was the second son of the curate of the local parish. As he wrote in his autobiography, composed in Latin, he came too early into the world on 5 April 1588, for his mother had given birth to “twins,” “himself and apprehension” (Opera latina 1:lxxxvi). Hobbes brings (chronologically imprecise) his birth into direct correspondence with the setting sail of the Spanish Armada against England (May 1588).
Since everything spoken about God is only the transmission of human characteristics, one reaches the logical conclusion that one comes to understand God only through the negation of what is human (thus, one has the transient and the eternal, and the mortal and the immortal, that is, a so-called negative theology). “And therefore, the name of God is used, not to make us conceive him, for he is incomprehensible; 2. THE BIBLE IN ENGLAND 41 and his greatness, and power are unconceivable; but that we may honour him” (17).
His next position was in Middelburgh in Holland. Initially he was the chief sales officer for the English merchants who resided there. In 1580, beginning as proxy, he became the pastor of the English community first in Antwerp and then from 1582 in Middelburgh. He declined calls to be a professor, first at Leiden and later at St. Andrews. As a result of the urging of his friends, he returned to England in 1585, in spite of poor health. Arriving there he was immediately taken prisoner. While in prison, he was, nonetheless, visited by masses of people who wished to greet him.
History of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 4: From the Enlightenment to the Twentieth Century by Henning Graf Reventlow