By John J. Jarick
To mark and mirror upon the 250th anniversary of the ebook of those volumes, the collage of Oxford hosted a "Sacred Conjectures" convention in 2003. a world workforce of students collected to debate the context and legacy of Lowth's and Astruc's seminal contributions to the sphere of biblical scholarship; the vast majority of the papers provided on the convention look during this volume.
The assortment goals to supply for Lowth and Astruc not just an account and assessment in their lifestyles and paintings but additionally an figuring out of the broader highbrow context in their scholarship and the reception and impact in their paintings ever since.
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Stephen Taylor, "'The Fac Totum in Ecclesiastic Affairs'? The Duke of Newcastle and the Crown's Ecclesiastical Patronage," Albion 24 (1992): 409-33; idem, "Whigs, Bishops and America: The Politics of Church Reform in MidEighteenth-Century England," TheHistoricalJournal 36 (1993): 331-56. 61. [Comings], The Printed Hebrew Text of the OldTestament Vindicated, 124. 62. See n. 36 above; cf. Hunt, De usu dialectorum orientalium, ac praecipue Arabicae, 49-52, where Hunt depended on work that he and Gregory Sharpe had been carrying out on Hyde's papers.
B. W. Young, Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon, 1998), 45-80; cf. John Stephens, "The London Ministers and Subscription, 1772-1779," Enlightenment and Dissent 1 (1982): 43-71. 59. Lambeth Palace Library, London, Ms. Seeker Papers, vol. 2, f. 165; Neil W. Hitchin, "The Politics of English Bible Translation in Georgian Britain," Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th series 9 (1999): 67-92. 60. Stephen Taylor, "'The Fac Totum in Ecclesiastic Affairs'?
The climax of the first lecture consists of its concluding remarks on sacred poetry. 44 As we know, Lowth had based his previous remarks on the nature of poetry and the different genres on examples from Greek and Roman poetry, the models of antiquity that had formed poetical ideals ever since. 45 In this praise of the poetry from the Old Testament, Lowth emphasizes qualities that make Hebrew poetry the model for all kinds of poetry. It is an "original" poetry in the sense that it displays authentic emotions, it is "animated by that inspiration, which, on other occasions, is spoken of without being felt," and it displays stylistic 40.