The Bible in the Sixteenth Century

The Bible in the Sixteenth Century

Duke Monographs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Book Pages: 272 Illustrations: Published: August 1990

Pre-Modern Studies > Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religious Studies

A distinguished group of authors here illuminate a broad spectrum of themes in the history of biblical interpretation. Originally published in 1990, these essays take as their common ground the thesis that the intellectual and religious life of the sixteenth century cannot be understood without attention to the preoccupation of sixteenth-century humanists and theologians with the interpretation of the Bible. Topics explored include Jewish exegesis and problems of Old Testament interpretation and the relationship between the Bible and social, political, and institutional history.

Contributors. Irena Backus, Guy Bedouelle, Kalman P. Bland, Kenneth G. Hagen, Scott H. Hagen, Scott H. Hendrix, R. Gerald Hobbs, Jean-Claude Margolin, H. C. Erik Midelfort, Richard A. Muller, John B. Payne, David C. Steinmetz



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David Steinmetz is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity at Duke University Divinity School.

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Introduction 1

Social History and Biblical Exegesis: Community, Family, and Witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Germany / H.C. Eric Midelfort 7

The Consultations of the Universities and Scholars Concerning the "Great Matter" of King Henry VIII / Guy Bedouelle 21

The Use of Scripture in Establishing Protestantism: The Case of Urbanus Rhegius / Scott H. Hendrix 37

issues in Sixteenth-Century Jewish Exegesis / Kalman P. Bland 50

The Hermeneutic of Promise and Fulfillment in Calvin's Exegesis of the Old Testament Prophecies of the Kingdom / Richard A. Muller 68

Hebraica Veritas and Traditio Apostolica: Saint Paul and the Interpretation of the Psalms in the Sixteenth Century / R. Gerald Hobbs 83

Calvin and the Patristic Exegesis of Paul / David C. Steinmetz 100

Erasmus on Romans 9:6-24 / John B. Payne 119

The Epistle to the Romans (Chapter 11) According to the Versions and/or Commentaries of Valla, Colet, Lefevre, and Erasmus / Jean-Claude Margolin 136

Polemic, Exegetical Tradition, and Ontology: Bucer's Interpretation of John 6:52, 53, and 64 Before and After the Wittenberg Concord / Irena Backus 167

"De Exegetica Methodo": Niels Hemmingsten's De Methodis (1555) / Kenneth G. Hagen 181

Notes 197

Index 257

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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-1849-1 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-1012-9
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