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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
...David Aers This essay argues that Calvinist versions of God and human redemption cannot be adequately grasped without studying the medieval traditions from which they emerged. Beginning with a close reading of Calvin's extremely violent understanding of the atonement, the essay moves through...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., the intercession of Christ,” as Calvin wrote. In its staging of a plot in which characters frequently depend on others to speak for them (most importantly Angelo for the Duke, and Isabella for Claudio), Measure for Measure explores the consequences of a theological insistence on speaking for oneself, while...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2016
... redefines the very term “Reformation” against confession—not with reference to Luther or Calvin but to Desiderius Erasmus, the irenicist hero of the History , for whom doctrine is remarkably simple, unchanging, and conducive to unity. Based on this account of minimal orthodoxy, Brandt introduces a striking...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
... exposition in the third book of Calvin’s Institutes of Perry and Westphall / Gathering Good Corn from the Weeds 315 the Christian Religion, is crucial to the annotator’s admiration for the Prick- ynge. In chapter , Hilton’s understanding of the value of good works reso- nates...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and by the relentless, ineluctable focus on the self of the evangelical Christian who must follow that absolute commitment to divine grace alone. jsimpson@fas.harvard.edu © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 evangelical theology Calvinism predestination human virtue early modern elegy Any...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... fate of the soul was vigorously defended by William Tyndale in his debate with Thomas More.2 Yet mor- talism became a significant feature of the continental “radical Reformation” rather than of the Calvinist theology that shaped later-­sixteenth-­century English Protestantism: Calvin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2011
... as Catholics in order to avoid persecution — and there were similar strategies of dissimulation among recu- sant Catholics in Anglican England and among Moriscos or crypto-­Muslims in Christian Spain.4 “Nicodemites” was the name John Calvin gave to those Christians who, having accepted...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 55–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... Blacketer, “Henry Ainsworth,” 145–46. 70 Intra-puritan accusations of Judaizing in the early seventeenth century are especially striking in light of the Lutheran charges against Calvin's Judaizing in sixteenth-century debate. See Pak, The Judaizing Calvin , 103–24. 71 Blacketer, “Henry...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... like the character of God in an allegorical play. The Duke’s phrase “elected him [i.e., Angelo] our absence to supply” evokes in its use of elect the Calvin- ist language of predestination central to the theology of most nonconform- ists and members of the church in Shakespeare’s time.50 The Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 349–378.
Published: 01 May 2001
... contested point. Discipline is tra- ditionally paired with doctrine in something like a means-to-an-end rela- tionship. For Calvin, whose discussion of discipline in the Institutes is the best-known Reformation statement on the topic, “the saving doctrine of Christ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and religious practice, see David Aers, Versions of Election: From Langland and Aquinas to Calvin and Milton (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2020), 109–81; especially illuminating is the account of the Calvinist teacher Mr. Peacock, who suffers a horrifying crisis of conscience on his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
...” to and from God. Logically and metaphysically, the “principle of continuity” is necessary to the “chain” conception.8 Soteriologically, Luther and Calvin asserted a principle of discontinuity. By reviving in its strongest form the Pau- line conception of sin, they placed an abyss, unbridgeable from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by late medieval Catholic theologians. Here it is worth recalling John Calvin’s comments on Henry VIII, if only to offer some checks to recent claims that the Reformation and its theo- logians were totally committed to absolutist forms of centralized power.24 Commenting on the prophet Amos...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 573–594.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., as one scholar has argued, the ideal relationship between secular and ecclesiastical authorities laid out in John Calvin’s Institution chrétienne.33 But in practice, such designs were utopian. France was not Geneva. Even after the procla- mation of the Edict of Nantes, Catholic churches still...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 487–516.
Published: 01 September 2017
....” But — and here, perhaps, is the most surprising misreading — the door of the Temple appears nowhere in the text. Sola scriptura has been entirely set aside, replaced by another mode of reading with very different motives. The annotators here draw on a commentary on Isaiah by Calvin, which had been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 197–218.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009. 118 pp. $39.95. [A five-act verse tragedy or tragicomedy published in 1646.] Calvin, Jean. Institutes of the Christian Religion: 1541 French Edition [Insti- tution de la religion chrétienne]. Translated by Elsie Anne McKee. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... posses- sion, or simple fabrication Many reformers expressed a measured amount of concern and caution regarding divine encounters, even biblical revelation. When it came to expounding upon Ezekiel’s vision of heaven, John Calvin admits to his reader, “I confess its obscurity, and that I can...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 May 2021
... image worthy of special prestige were strategic ploys to counter skeptics who might wish to declare them both fraudulent. John Calvin's Treatise on Relics (1543) famously discredited artifacts that existed in duplicate forms, such as those claiming to be the shroud of Christ at Carcassonne, Aix-la...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 173–174.
Published: 01 January 2021
... with determinate teleologies, we welcome essays with a broad understanding of the concept. Inquiries such as the following would be congruent with the aims of this special issue of JMEMS: relations between versions of free will, predestination, and antinomianism; versions of God emerging in Calvin- ism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and philosophers in maintaining a clear differentiation between the Creator and the cosmos.21 Moreover, John Owen (1616 – 1683) — who earned the sobri- quet of “Calvin of England” — writing a century later, along with innumer- able Protestant scholastics, defended that ontological distinction as being...