Peter Martyr Vermigli, history, and the Anabaptist menace: Considering the Italian's handling of prophecy

Jon Balserak*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalReformation and Renaissance Review
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Structured keywords

  • Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition

Keywords

  • Anabaptism
  • History
  • Peter Martyr Vermigli
  • Prophecy
  • Reformation

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