Histoire Du Peuple De Dieu – Issac Joseph Berruyer

Issac Joseph Berruyer

Published by Chez Bordelet, Paris, 1742.

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Histoire du peuple de Dieu depuis son origine jusqu’à la naissance du messie, tirée des seuls livres saints ou le texte sacré des livres de l’Ancien Testament réduit en un Corps d’Histoire. By Isaac Joseph Berruyer. Published in 1742, Paris, by Chez Bordelet.

French language. New edition of this classic about the Jewish people. Deaccessioned volume. Speckled sheepskin from the period, five panel spine with gilt florets. Marbled endpapers. Red stained edges around.

Isaac Joseph Berruyer (1681-1758) was a French Jesuit historian, most famous for this work, A History of the People. The work aroused a great uproar and some bitter controversy. Written in a brilliant, rhetorical, and lively style, it was criticized, and Berruyer was faulted  for giving to portions of the sacred narrative the air of romance rather than of sober history. The freedom with which he described certain facts was considered unbecoming of a Christian writer, and offensive to the Christian reader. Some propositions put forward by him were construed as favoring Nestorianism. Berruyer was blamed for following the singular and paradoxical opinions of Hardouin. For these reasons, the work was condemned by many bishops of France, by the superiors of the Society, by the Sorbonne, and by the Parliament of Paris.


Published by: Chez Marc Bordelet, rue Saint Jacques, vis-a-vis le College des Jesuites

Location published: Paris

Year published: 1742

Edition: New Edition


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