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By Professor of Ecclesiastical History Torrance Kirby, Emidio Campi, Frank A James III

The nice Florentine Protestant reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) made a different contribution to the scriptural hermeneutics of the Renaissance and Reformation, the place classical theories of interpretation derived from Patristic and Scholastic resources engaged with new equipment drawn from Humanism and Hebraism. Vermigli used to be one of many pioneers of the 16th century in acknowledging and harnessing the biblical scholarship of the medieval Rabbis. His eminence within the Catholic Church in Italy (until 1542) was once through an both exotic profession as theologian and exegete in Protestant Europe the place he was once professor successively in Strasbourg, Oxford, and eventually in Zurich. The spouse comprises 24 essays divided between 5 subject matters addressing Vermigli's overseas profession, hermeneutical process, biblical commentaries, significant theological subject matters, and his later effect. members contain: Scott Amos, Michael Baumann, Jon Balserak, Luca Baschera, Maurice Boutin, Emidio Campi, John Patrick Donnelly SJ, Max Engammare, Gerald Hobbs, Frank James III, Gary Jenkins, Robert Kingdon, Torrance Kirby, William Klempa, Joseph McLelland, Charlotte Methuen, Christian Moser, David Neelands, Peter Opitz, Herman Selderhuis, Daniel Shute, David Wright, and Jason Zuidema.

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This task fell to Robert le Maçon, Sieur de la Fontaine, minister of the French congregation in London, formerly minister in Orléans. D. Peter Martyr, translated and partlie gathered by Anthonie Marten (London: H. Denham and H. P. Donnelly, LLS. 18 introduction systematic presentation of Reformed theology modelled to some degree on Calvin’s Institutio. Now that contemporary philosophy regards itself as ‘post-modern,’ claiming to advance beyond the ‘Enlightenment project’ with its trust in autonomous reason, it is well to look at the ‘pre-modern’ scene to see whether alternatives in rationality, at least in epistemology, are available.

While this developed most in Valdés himself, Vermigli’s own career shows his constant struggle to maintain a golden mean between too much and too little weight accorded the sacraments. ’ This ‘median position’ was the subject of the third proposition agreed on for the Oxford Disputation of 1549, but unfortunately the lengthy discussion of transubstantiation prevented adequate treatment. 22 Another question related to the Neapolitan sojourn concerns Vermigli’s use of the Psalms. During his triennium in Naples (1537–40) he encountered the commentaries of Juan de Valdés (1537), Martin Luther, and Martin Bucer (distributed under the pseudonym of Aretius Felinus).

Donnelly, The Peter Martyr Library, vol. 3 (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 1996). 16 John Patrick Donnelly, ed. with Robert M. Kingdon and Marvin W. : Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, 1990), 72–81. 18 Almost all of Vermigli’s sermons were given in an academic setting; mostly at Oxford. Four deal with chapters of scripture. One reflects on the resurrection, another on the Lord’s Supper, three encourage the study of scripture or theology. One is on the dignity of ministry. Vermigli’s inaugural oration at Zurich contrasts his joy to be there with the many troubles of his previous career.

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