When Old Testament scholar George Adam Smith (1856–1942) delivered the Lyman Beecher lectures at Yale University in 1899, he confidently declared that ‘modern criticism has won its war against traditional theories. It only remains to fix the amount of the indemnity.’ In this biography, Iain D. Campbell assesses Smith’s critical approach to the Old Testament and evaluates its consequences, showing that Smith’s life and work still raises questions about the relationship between biblical scholarship and evangelical faith.
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Iain D. Campbell is Free Church minister in the district of Back, on the Isle of Lewis. He ministered previously on the Isle of Skye. He holds degrees from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, and trained for the ministry at the Free Church College. He has previously published 'The Doctrine of Sin' and 'The Gospel According to Ruth'.
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Book Description Paternoster, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1842272284
Book Description Paternoster, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1842272284
Book Description Paternoster Press. Softcover/Paperback. Book Condition: New. Sir George Adam Smith (1856â€"1942) was one of the leading Old Testament scholars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Scottish church. As Free Church minister of Queen's Cross, Aberdeen (1882â€"92), Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at the Free Church College, Glasgow (1892â€"1910) and Principal of Aberdeen University (1910â€"1935) he popularized modern criticism of the Old Testament. He was determined to show how such an approach to the Bible was compatible with evangelical faith, a position that never sat easily with the confessional position of the Scottish church, and the story of Smith's life is an investigation into the relationship between biblical scholarship and evangelical faith. In this new biography, Dr. Campbell has made extensive use of primary material, including Smith's letters and journals, to fill a gap in the literature on events within the Scottish church in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This critical biography will be of use both to students of Scottish church history and students of Old Testament criticism, as well as raising issues that are of continuing importance for all who believe in confessional Christianity as well as in scholarly study of the biblical text. Bookseller Inventory # CAMFIXING
Book Description Paternoster, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 250 pages. 8.82x5.98x0.79 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1842272284