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Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe – An Episode in the History of the Humanities - British Academy Scholarship Online
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Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Nicholas Hardy and Dmitri Levitin


This volume examines the relationship between the history of scholarship and the history of Christianity in the early modern period. Leading British, American and continental scholars explore the ways in which erudition contributed to—or clashed with—the formation of confessional identities in the wake of the Reformation, at individual, institutional, national and international levels. Covering Catholics and Protestants in equal measure, the essays assess biblical criticism; the study of the church fathers; the ecclesiastical censorship of scholarly works; oriental studies and the engagement w ... More

Keywords: confessionalisation, erudition, humanities, scholarship, intellectual change, Bible, Church Fathers, Isaac Newton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266601
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Hardy, editor
Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

Dmitri Levitin, editor
Research Fellow, University of Oxford

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