THE ENLIGHTENMENT BIBLE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA (1812–1831): ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER’S APPRAISAL

by ANNETTE G. AUBERT in Vol. 2 No. 1 / April 2016



This essay addresses the pioneering biblical scholarship of Archibald Alexander (1772–1851), the founding father of Princeton Theological Seminary, in the contexts of biblical criticism and the academic Bible that were being discussed and created at German universities. Alexander was among the first nineteenth-century American Presbyterian professors to interact with innovative research emerging from Europe, especially the work of Johann David Michaelis (1717–1791). He is worthy of research attention for establishing a central position for Princeton Theological Seminary in the field of biblical studies, as well as for interacting with the creators of the Enlightenment Bible while defending Calvinist theology and epistemology.


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