Bible
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1. The significance of the Bible in the early modern period

The new turns in all spheres of culture that are regarded as characteristic of modern Europe cannot be understood without reference to the Bible. The new organization of social orders and forms of rule (Authority), education (Bildung) and science (Knowledge), the new impulses in art and literature (Literary institutions) as well as the…

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Schwöbel, Christoph, “Bible”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017570>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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