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The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation

The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation

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BY ERNST VON DOBSCHUTZ


PROFESSOR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF HALLE-WITTENBERG
BY ERNST VON DOBSCHUTZ


PROFESSOR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF HALLE-WITTENBERG

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THE IFLUECE OF THE BIBLE O CIVILISATIO BY ERST VO DOBSCHUTZ PROFESSOR OF THE EW TESTAMET I THE UIVERSITY OF HALLE-WITTEBERG Copyright, 1914 BY CHARLES SCRIBER'S SOS Published April, 1914 PREFACE OE of the greatest questions of our day is how modern civilisation and Christianity can go on in harmony. One can approach this question by sev- eral ways, but historical investigation has always proved to be the surest. The author has in mind to write in German a full "History of the Bible," when time will allow. Meanwhile this brief sketch may prove useful. Readers who look for references will find most of them in an article contributed by the present writer to Dr. J. Hastings's Encyclo- paedia of Religion and Ethics, vol. II, on "The Bible in the Christian Church." The author wishes to express his thanks to his friend, Professor J. H. Ropes, for kindly reading the proofs for him, to Mr. W. J. Wilson and Mr. H. A. Sherman, who helped him in improving the diction, and to Professor Williston Walker for
 
. - vi PREFACE valuable information regarding early American doc- uments. If any reader should find fault with the English style of this book, he must not blame any translator the author himself is responsible. ERST VO DOBSCHUTZ. CAMBRIDGE, MASS. January, 1914. COTETS CHAPTEB PAGE I. THE BIBLE MAKES ITSELF IDISPESABLE FOR THE CHURCH (TO 325 A. D.) 3 II. THE BIBLE BEGIS TO RULE THE CHRISTIA EMPIRE (325-600 A. D.) 28 III. THE BIBLE TEACHES THE GERMA ATIOS (500-800 A. D.) 47 IV. THE BIBLE BECOMES OE BASIS OF MEDIAEVAL CIVILISATIO (800-1150 A. D.) 67 V. THE BIBLE STIRS O-COFORMIST MOVE-
 
METS (1150-1450) 94 VI. THE BIBLE TRAIS PRITERS AD TRASLATORS (1450-1611) 117 VII. THE BIBLE RULES DAILY LIFE (1550-1850) . 138 VIII. THE BIBLE BECOMES OCE MORE THE BOOK OF DEVOTIO . 164 ILLUSTRATIOS TO FACE PLATE PAGE I. HARVARD PAPYRUS. ROMAS 1:1-7.... 14 II. ORIGE'S HEXAPIA 16 III. CODEX SIAITICUS 28 IV. ROLL AD BOOK 30 V. VIEA GEESIS 32 VI. JOSHUA ROLL 38 VII. THE LORD'S PRAYER O A POTSHERD ... 46 VIII. GOTHIC BIBLE 50 IX. ALCUI'S BIBLE 52 X. THEODULF'S BIBLE 54 XI. LlDISFARE GOSPELS 66

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