Translation in context

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Researchers at the University of Sheffield are digitising the works of Heinz Cassirer (1903–1979) and exploring their relevance for 21st-century interdisciplinary biblical studies.

This website exists as a place to document and share work-in-progress.


HEINRICH WALTER CASSIRER (1903-1979) was a philosopher and self-taught biblical scholar. German and Jewish by birth, he came to the UK in the 1930s with the support of a scheme for academic refugees.


During his lifetime Cassirer published commentaries on Aristotle's psychology and Kant's first and third critiques. His earliest publication was a German translation of a treatise by the late medieval scholar Nicolas de Cusa, which appears as an appendix to his father's monograph Individuum und Kosmos (1927).

Further works were published posthumously including an independent translation of the New Testament, a translation of Kant's Critique of Practical Judgment, and a study of moral theory and the role of "law" in freedom as seen in the writings of St Paul, Kant, and the Hebrew prophets.

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