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A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli by Professor of Ecclesiastical History Torrance Kirby, Emidio

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 special 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 was once 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 via an both special occupation as theologian and exegete in Protestant Europe the place he used to be professor successively in Strasbourg, Oxford, and eventually in Zurich. The better half comprises 24 essays divided between 5 topics addressing Vermigli's foreign profession, hermeneutical approach, 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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Donnelly, The Peter Martyr Library, vol. 5. (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 1999). 18 ‘Sermo Petri Martir manu propria scripta in seditionem Devonensium,’ Corpus Christi College Cambridge, MS 340, no. 4, fols. 73–95. 19 Josiah Simler, Oratio de vita et obitu viri optimi, praestantissimi Theologi Petri Martyris Vermilii, Sacrarum literarum in schola Tigurina Professoris (Zurich: Froschauer, 1563). See also the English translations by Anthony Marten, An Oration of the life and death of that worthie man and excellent Divuine d.

Commentarii (Basle: P. Perna, 1558). Most learned and fruitfull commentaries of D. Peter Martir Vermilius Florentine, professor 12 introduction in an extended locus on justification, a doctrine he believed was taught explicitly in the epistle to the Romans. 12 One of the important historiographical insights garnered from the study of Vermigli’s interpretation of this doctrine is the fact that the Protestant account of justification was not static, but went through a process of theological amelioration from a dynamic view that stressed the complementarity (but not identification) of justification and sanctification towards a more restrictive understanding that stressed a sharper distinction between these ‘two kinds’ of righteousness.

19 Josiah Simler, Oratio de vita et obitu viri optimi, praestantissimi Theologi Petri Martyris Vermilii, Sacrarum literarum in schola Tigurina Professoris (Zurich: Froschauer, 1563). See also the English translations by Anthony Marten, An Oration of the life and death of that worthie man and excellent Divuine d. Peter Martyr Vermillius, professor of Diuinitie in the Schoole of Zuricke, in Another Collection of certeine Diuine matters and introduction 17 Baumann demonstrates that Simler and many other biographers of the reformation era used the lives of the first generation of reformers to construct legends and traditions for ‘Church edification’.

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