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1. Humanism and Reformation

In early Christianity and in the early church, as in early Judaism, exegesis of the “Sacred Scriptures,” – initially the Old Testament, after the 2nd century the New Testament as well – played an important role [10. 442–448]; [4. 459–467]; [1. 1786–1787]; [7. 473–478]; [6. 1517–1519]. At the beginning of the early modern period, the technical and methodological premises of exegesis were substantially improved, thanks prim…

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Witulski, Thomas, “Exegesis”, 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 03 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019017>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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