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dc.contributor.authorIdestrom, Rebecca G. S.
dc.identifier.citationIdestrom, Rebecca G.S. “Old Testament Scholarship at Uppsala University, 1866-1922.” PhD., University of Sheffield, Dept. of Biblical Studies, 1995.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 242-267en_US
dc.description.abstractThis doctoral thesis looks at five biblical scholars at Uppsala University who were important figures in Swedish Old Testament Scholarship from 1866 to 1922: O. F. Myrberg, W. Rudin, J. A. Ekman, F. A. Johansson and E. Stave. The purpose is to describe and analyze these theologians’ interpretation of and approach to the Old Testament and to determine the influential factors which shaped their scholarship. In this analysis, I try to identify the historical, cultural, political, geographical, social, philosophical and personal factors which played a role in influencing each scholar and his approach to Old Testament studies. Since towards the end of the nineteenth century, the historical-critical method began to be seriously debated and accepted in certain theological circles in Sweden, the scholars’ response to historical criticism is considered in particular. The importance which the Bible Commission played in their work, affecting their own translations and biblical exegesis is also examined. Myrberg and Rudin advocated a biblical theology which emphasized a Bible-centred approach to interpreting the biblical text, stressing its organic unity. For Rudin the incarnational model became important for articulating his view of the Bible as both human and divine and helped him accommodate certain aspects of biblical criticism. Although Ekman remained fairly conservative theologically, he defended the critical view of a Second Isaiah in 1877. Johansson accepted the historical-critical method and applied it to his study of Daniel. In fact, none of the scholars rejected historical criticism completely. Rudin and Ekman became more open to historical-critical methodology in principle, even though they could not embrace it fully. Although Myrberg made certain concessions to historical criticism, he spent the latter part of his life fighting against its full acceptance. Stave, however, embraced the historical-critical method completely and played an important role in promoting and popularizing the approach in Sweden.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsPreface – Abbreviations – Introductions – Otto Myrberg – Waldemar Rudin – J.A. Ekman and F.A. Johannsson – Erik Stave – Conclusion – Photographs – Charts: Old Testament Scholarship at Uppsala University, 1866-1922 – The Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University (Exegesis 1850-1927) -- Bibliographyen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 267 leavesen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Sheffield, Dept. of Biblical Studiesen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Rebecca G.S. Idestrom. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUppsala universitet. Teologiska fakultetenen_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Old Testament—Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Old Testamenten_US
dc.subject.lcshBiblical scholars—Swedenen_US
dc.subject.lcshMyrberg, Otto Ferdinand, 1824-1899en_US
dc.subject.lcshRudin, W. (Waldemar), 1833-1921en_US
dc.subject.lcshEkman, Johan August, 1845-1913en_US
dc.subject.lcshJohansson, Frans Augusten_US
dc.subject.lcshStave, Erik, 1857-1932en_US
dc.titleOld Testament Scholarship at Uppsala University, 1866-1922en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.publisher.placeSheffield, Eng.en_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordUppsala universitet. Teologiska fakultetenen_US
dc.subject.keywordBible. Old Testament—Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.keywordBible. Old Testamenten_US
dc.subject.keywordBiblical scholars—Swedenen_US
dc.subject.keywordMyrberg, Otto Ferdinand, 1824-1899en_US
dc.subject.keywordRudin, W. (Waldemar), 1833-1921en_US
dc.subject.keywordEkman, Johan August, 1845-1913en_US
dc.subject.keywordJohansson, Frans Augusten_US
dc.subject.keywordStave, Erik, 1857-1932en_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Philosophy (PhD)en
dc.description.degreeThesis (PhD)—University of Sheffield, Department of Sheffield, 1995.en

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