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Simon, Richard
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(May 13, 1638, Dieppe – Apr 11, 1712, Dieppe), studied at the Oratorian College in Dieppe and in 1657 at the Jesuit College in Rouen. In 1670 he became a priest of the Oratory. His Histoire critique du Vieux Testament (1678; ET: A Critical History of the Old Testament, 1682) was confiscated at the instigation of J.B. Bossuet but was published in a new edition in Amsterdam and Rotterdam in 1680. In it he attempted to counter the attacks of B. Spinoza on the authority of the Old Testament with the principle of the historical growth of the Bible through redaction…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Simon, Richard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025558>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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