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Author: Luca Baschera

The essay deals with the relationship between the theology of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Calvin. Comparing their doctrine of predestination and justification, there emerge both points of contact and divergences. Whereas their teaching coincided in content, their method and terminology could differ even significantly, not least because Vermigli—more often than Calvin—integrated into his theological works concepts and distinctions characteristic of the Aristotelian and scholastic traditions. Thus, while remaining a loyal and esteemed ally of Calvin during his entire career as a Reformed theologian, Vermigli always retained his own theological profile.

In: Church History and Religious Culture
In: A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy
In: A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli
In: Konfession, Migration und Elitenbildung
Forced to leave Italy because of his Protestant views, Girolamo Zanchi (1516-1590) became a respected Reformed theologian abroad and helped to shape the emerging ‘Reformed Orthodoxy’. Zanchi’s work on a common confession of faith for the Reformed churches placed him at the heart of the international Reformed community. Although that project was never brought to fruition, the result of Zanchi’s efforts was De religione christiana fides, a critical edition of which is published here, alongside a 16th-century English translation of the work. De religione christiana fides serves as a compendium of Zanchi’s mature theology and reflects the development of Reformed dogmatics and polemic more generally in the late 16th century. It therefore provides an interesting picture of the theology of a whole era.
Contrary to an old thesis, the dawning of the Reformation was not the end of Christian Aristotelianism. Rather, Protestants were again faced with the traditional question of the relationship between theology and philosophy. Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) counts as one of the authors who endeavored to interpret Aristotelian philosophy before the backdrop of Reformed theology. In addition to numerous exegetical and theological writings, this well respected theologian left behind a commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, which is edited in the present volume. It not only evidences Vermigli’s intense engagement with the source material but also his struggle for an adequate understanding of the relationship between Aristotelian ethics and Protestant theology.

Entgegen einer althergebrachten These bedeutete der Durchbruch der Reformation nicht das Ende des christlichen Aristotelismus. Vielmehr stellte sich für Protestanten die traditionelle Frage nach dem Verhältnis zwischen Theologie und Philosophie wieder neu. Zu den Autoren, die sich um eine Deutung aristotelischer Philosophie vor dem Hintergrund reformierter Theologie bemühten, zählt Petrus Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562). Neben zahlreichen exegetischen und kontroverstheologischen Schriften hinterließ dieser zu seiner Zeit hochgeachtete Theologe auch einen Kommentar zur Nikomachischen Ethik des Aristoteles. Dieser Kommentar, welcher im vorliegenden Band in historisch-kritischer Edition herausgegeben wird, belegt nicht nur Vermiglis intensive Auseinandersetzung mit dem Quellentext, sondern auch sein Ringen um eine adäquate Verhältnisbestimmung von aristotelischer Ethik und protestantischer Theologie.
In: Petrus Martyr Vermigli. Kommentar zur Nikomachischen Ethik des Aristoteles
In: Petrus Martyr Vermigli. Kommentar zur Nikomachischen Ethik des Aristoteles
In: Petrus Martyr Vermigli. Kommentar zur Nikomachischen Ethik des Aristoteles