Kirchengeschichte 1



Vier Epitaphe - die Basler Hebraistenfamilie Buxtorf


Rudolf Smend (Autor), Martin Wallraff (Herausgeber)

Publikationsart: Sammelband
Erscheinungsdatum: 28.06.2010
Verlag: de Gruyter, Berlin
ISBN: 978-3110228953
Seiten/Umfang: 70 S.
Preis: 39,95 €
Aus der Reihe: Litterae et Theologia, Band 1


Vier Epitaphe - die Basler Hebraistenfamilie Buxtorf

This study explores a famous chapter of university, scholarly and family history, placing it in context for the first time. The Buxtorf family, which originated from Westphalia, held the Chair of Hebrew Language at the University of Basel from 1588 to 1732 – a total of 144 years – spanning a period of four generations. The Buxtorfs conveyed the methods and findings of Jewish scholarship to the Christian Bible scholars of the time. With their eloquent disputations, the Buxtorfs contributed to the development of reformed orthodoxy in a world undergoing spiritual and theological transformation.