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Bibil Identifier bibil:202012
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) E.B. Pusey and Holy Scripture
Author Larsen, Timothy
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 490-526 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract E. B. Pusey was so strongly identified with the Tractarian movement that it was often referred to as ‘Puseyism’ and he became the unrivalled leader of Anglo-Catholicism. Although low-church Protestants in the Victorian age often asserted that Anglo-Catholics did not have a strong commitment to the authority and centrality of Scripture, this assumption is not borne out by a study of Pusey's life and thought. This article seeks to recover Pusey as a Bible man. In particular, it explores the nature and impact of his biblical commentaries. Pusey himself saw commenting on Holy Scripture as at the core of his life's work and Christian ministry. Nevertheless, his biblical commentaries have been ignored by scholars, who have instead maintained a consistent preoccupation with his youthful volume on German theology. Pusey's Daniel the Prophet was actually an extremely thorough and formidable piece of scholarship. Indeed, even English critics unsympathetic to his defence of a traditional date for the book of Daniel uniformly found its substantive arguments unanswerable. Pusey's commentary on the Minor Prophets was part of a larger plan he had for providing a new, popular commentary on the Bible, a project which he saw as his primary response to the challenges of the modern age.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flp090
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 19th century
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