Author Archives: Jonathan Downing

About Jonathan Downing

I work on eighteenth century prophetic biblical interpretation, focussing on William Blake, Richard Brothers and Joanna Southcott.

Call for papers: “Pre-critical” Readers and Readings: The Bible in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

A special edition of the journal Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception is looking at biblical interpretation in the 18th and 19th centuries, with a particular focus on the development of “critical” readings of the text. The full call for … Continue reading

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Matthew Henry: The Bible, Prayer, and Piety

The University of Chester 14th–16th July 2014 Matthew Henry (1662–1714) is remembered today by two major groups of scholars: by historians as a leading figure among early eighteenth century dissenters, and brother of the diarist, Sarah Savage; and by theologians and biblical scholars … Continue reading

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