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The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua Critically Examined (vols. 1–5)
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The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua Critically Examined (vols. 1–5)

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Longman 1888

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Overview

When a “simple-minded, but intelligent, native” questioned the veracity of the story of Noah and the ark, missionary John William Colenso hesitated in his response. This hesitation led him to critically examine his beliefs and the following book is the written culmination of his inward journey. Questioning the historicity of the Bible and its authors but still advocating its teachings, Colenso’s book became the focal point of controversy for its heterodox content and because of his station as an active Bishop in The Church of England. Provoking an astonishing amount of debate and condemnation, the end result is the work that forever changed his scholarly reputation and status within the church.

Product Details

  • Title: The Pentateuch and the Book of Joshua Critically Examined (vols. 1–5)
  • Author: John William Colenso
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 460

About John William Colenso

John William Colenso, born in 1814, was a noted theologian, scholar, and social activist. After becoming the first Bishop of Natal in South Africa, Colenso translated the first Zulu Grammar and English/Zulu dictionary. While performing his missionary work in Natal, Colenso began to publish his controversial work known for its non-orthodox underpinnings. He died in 1883.