Bucer, Ephesians and Biblical Humanism: The Exegete as by N. Scott Amos

By N. Scott Amos

This e-book describes Martin Bucer (1491-1551) as a instructor of theology, targeting his time as Regius Professor of Divinity on the collage of Cambridge among 1549 and 1551. The booklet is based on his 1550 Cambridge lectures on Ephesians, and investigates them of their historic context, exploring what kind of a theologian Bucer used to be. The lectures are tested to determine how they signify Bucer’s approach to educating and “doing” theology, and make clear the connection among biblical exegesis and theological formula as he understood it. Divided into interconnected elements, the ebook first units the historic context for the lectures, together with a huge cartoon of scholastic strategy in theology and the biblical humanist critique of that process. It then heavily examines Bucer’s perform within the Cambridge lectures, to teach the level to which he used to be a theologian of the biblical humanist institution, prompted via the strategy Erasmus set forth within the Ratio Verae Theologiae within which actual theology starts off, ends, and is healthier “done” as an workout within the exegesis of the observe of God.

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