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Smith, W. Robertson (William Robertson) 1846-1894

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Works: 383 works in 1,604 publications in 5 languages and 15,820 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Controversial literature  Sources 
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Lectures on the religion of the Semites by W. Robertson Smith( )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The outstanding nineteenth-century biblical scholar and Semitist William Robertson Smith gave three courses of Burnett Lectures on the religion of the Semites at Aberdeen just over a century ago. The first series, published in 1889, has long been a classic work but the second and third series were never published owing to the author's ill health. However, the manuscript remained in Cambridge University Library where it was recently rediscovered by John Day. This volume presents an edited version of these important lectures, with a critical introduction and a collection of press reports from the time of their first presentation."--BOOK JACKET
Kinship & marriage in early Arabia by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

115 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Arabic language by C. P Caspari( Book )

139 editions published between 1896 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophets of Israel and their place in history to the close of the eighth century B.C by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

98 editions published between 1832 and 2015 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of the Semites : the fundamental institutions by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

41 editions published between 1889 and 2017 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scottish Semiticist and Arabist William Robertson Smith was a celebrated biblical critic, theorist of religion, and theorist of myth. His accomplishments were multiple. Smith's German mentors reconstructed the history of Israelite religion from the Bible itself; Smith ventured outside the Bible to Semitic religion and thereby pioneered the comparative study of religion. Where others viewed religion from the standpoint of the individual, Smith approached religion-at least ancient religion-from the standpoint of the group. He asserted that ancient religion was centrally a matter of practice, not creed, and singlehandedly created the ritualist theory of myth. Since Smith's time, the ritualist theory of myth has found adherents not only in biblical studies but in classics, anthropology, and literature as well. Smith's accomplishments are seen most fully in Religion of the Semites, adapted from a number of public lectures he gave at Aberdeen, and first published in 1889. Smith delivered three courses of lectures over three years. It is this set that is reprinted here. Only recently were the notes for the second and third courses of lectures discovered and published. Religion of the Semites combines extraordinary philological erudition with brilliant theorizing. Among the fundamental emphases of the book are the foci on sacrifice as the key ritual and non-ancient sacrifice as communion with God rather than as penance for sin. Most important is Smith's use of the comparative method: he uses cross-cultural examples from other ""primitive peoples"" to confirm his reconstruction from Semitic sources. Smith combines pioneering sociology and anthropology with a staunchly Christian faith. For him, Christianity is an expression of divine revelation. For Smith, only continuing revelation can account for the leap from the collective, ritualistic, and materialistic nature of ancient Semitic religion to the individualistic, creedal, and spiritualized nature of Christianity. Lectures on th"--Provided by publisher
Lectures on the religion of the Semites by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

78 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the religion of the Semites; the fundamental institutions by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

69 editions published between 1887 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament in the Jewish church : a course of lectures on Biblical criticism by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

57 editions published between 1881 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament in the Jewish church; twelve lectures on Biblical criticism by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

48 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the comparative grammar of the Semitic languages by William Wright( Book )

27 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures & essays of William Robertson Smith by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the religion of the Semites. First series. The fundamental institutions by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophets of Israel and their place in history by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the history of nineteenth-century religious thought, William Robertson Smith occupies an ambiguous position. More than any other writer, he stimulated the theories of religion later advanced by Frazer, Durkheim, and Freud. Smith himself was not an original scholar, but was rather ""clever at presenting other men's theories"" within new and sometimes hostile contexts. Smith was an important contributor to two of the most serious challenges to Christian orthodoxy of the last century, the ""Higher Criticism"" of the Bible and the comparative study of religion, and was also the victim of the last successful heresy trial in Great Britain. Yet he was an utterly devout Protestant, whose views on Biblical criticism (for which he was damned) are now considered as true as his views on totemism and sacrifice (for which he was praised) are now considered false. Despite Smith's enormous significance for the history of religious ideas, he has been written about relatively little, and most of what we know about his life and work comes from a source almost a century old. Originally published in 1882, The Prophets of Israel is a collection of eight lectures, including ""Israel and Jehovah;"" ""Jehovah and the Gods of the Nations, "" ""Amos and the House of Jehu, "" ""Hosea and the Fall of Ephraim, "" ""The Kingdom of Judah and the Beginnings of Isaiah's Work, "" ""The Earlier Prophesies of Isaiah, "" ""Isaiah and Micah in the Reign of Hezekiah, "" and ""The Deliverance from Assyria.""A new introduction by Robert Alun Jones discusses Smith's early life, the heresy trial, Smith's early view of prophecy, and the classic text itself. The book will be of interest to students and teachers of religious studies, and general readers interested in Robertson Smith."--Provided by publisher
Prolegomena to the history of ancient Israel : with a reprint of the article Israel from the Encyclopaedia Britannica by Julius Wellhausen( )

12 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918) first published this work in German in 1878. Reissued here is the 1885 English translation of a revised 1883 version. Intended as a multi-volume work, this first book now stands as a self-contained work. A biblical scholar and orientalist, Wellhausen was professor of theology at Greifswald (until resigning for reasons of conscience) and then professor at Halle, Marburg and Göttingen. An early exponent of scientific philology, he placed the Pentateuch in a historical-social context, setting aside theological traditions. In this work, he sets out his method and argues that the Pentateuch is a synthesis of four independent narratives. He then examines the history of worship, sacrifice, sacred feasts, priests, and the law in ancient Israel. Wellhausen is a central figure in modern biblical studies, his theory dominated scholarship for a century, and his pioneering work remains of great interest in the field
Religion of the Semites by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinship and marriage in early Arabia by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answer to the form of libel : now before the Free Church Presbytery of Aberdeen by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Arabic language : translated from the german of Caspari and edited with numerous additions and corrections by C. P Caspari( Book )

20 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Religion der Semiten by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1899 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answer to the amended libel by W. Robertson Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1879 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A grammar of the Arabic language A grammar of the Arabic language : translated from the german of Caspari and edited with numerous additions and corrections
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A grammar of the Arabic languageThe prophets of Israel and their place in history to the close of the eighth century B.CLectures on the religion of the SemitesLectures on the religion of the Semites; the fundamental institutionsThe Old Testament in the Jewish church; twelve lectures on Biblical criticismLectures on the comparative grammar of the Semitic languagesThe prophets of Israel and their place in historyProlegomena to the history of ancient Israel : with a reprint of the article Israel from the Encyclopaedia Britannica
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Gulielmus Robertson Smith

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Ουίλιαμ Ρόμπερτσον Σμιθ

Робертсон-Смит, Уильям

روبرتسون سميث، 1846-1894

سميث، روبرتسن، 1846-1894

وليم روبرتسون سميث

ولیم روبرتسون سمیث

উইলিয়াম রবার্টসন স্মিথ

スミス, W. R

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