Michael Legaspi’s The Death of Scripture and the Birth of Biblical Studies: A Review Essay.
The Death of Scripture and the Birth of Biblical Studies provides an historical account of the pivotal role played by eighteenth-century German biblical scholar Johann David Michaelis in the development of biblical studies as a modem academic discipline. But as his “Conclusion” and “Preface” make abundantly clear, Legaspi is interested in providing a description of where we find ourselves today. The entire book is written to support Legaspi’s contention that a properly ecclesial reading of the Bible as scripture and academic biblical studies are incommensurable enterprises, oriented toward rival interpretive communities, with radically different social contexts and institutional realities, and with divergent interpretive aims and agendas.
Crane, Richard, "Michael Legaspi’s The Death of Scripture and the Birth of Biblical Studies: A Review Essay." (2012). Biblical, Religious, & Philosophical Studies Educator Scholarship. 5.