Category: David Law

David Law: World War One and Its Impact on Biblical Studies

David R. Law, The Historical-Critical Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum, 2012), 71. The First World War had a significant impact upon the understanding of the Bible. The collapse of pre-war optimism and belief in human progress gave way to a more pessimistic… Continue Reading “David Law: World War One and Its Impact on Biblical Studies”

David Law: Johann Semler, the “Father of Historical-Critical Research”

David R. Law, The Historical-Critical Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum, 2012), 43. Johann Salomo Semler (1725-1791) was a pupil of [Siegmund Jakob] Baumgarten and took the next logical step by dropping Baumgarten’s notion of the supernatural understanding of Scripture and arguing… Continue Reading “David Law: Johann Semler, the “Father of Historical-Critical Research””