This article demonstrates Peter Martyr Vermigli's use of historical perspective in his exegesis in his opposition to Anabaptists, taking as a test case the subject of prophecy. By contrasting the material on prophecy found in Vermigli's Loci communes with his handling of a number of key Pauline passages, the essay also seeks to make a point about our understanding of the man and his genius, namely, that one fails to obtain a full sense of the latter if one restricts oneself to the Loci communes. For while Vermigli's loci on prophecy contain mostly standard medieval fare, his expositions of Paul exhibit originality and ingenuity.
- Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition
- Peter Martyr Vermigli