The Judaizing Calvin

The Judaizing Calvin : Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

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By exploring how Martin Luther, Martin Bucer, and John Calvin interpreted a set of eight messianic psalms (Psalms 2, 8, 16, 22, 45, 72, 110, 188), Sujin Pak elucidates key debates about Christological exegesis during the era of the Protestant reformation. More particularly, Pak examines the exegeses of Luther, Bucer, and Calvin in order to (a) reveal their particular theological emphases and reading strategies, (b) identify their debates over the use of Jewish exegesis and the factors leading to charges of 'judaizing' leveled against Calvin, and (c) demonstrate how Psalms reading and the accusation of judaizing serve distinctive purposes of confessional identity formation. In this way, she portrays the beginnings of those distinctive trends that separated Lutheran and Reformed exegetical principles.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195371925
  • 9780195371925
  • 2,039,937

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Those interested in the interpretation of the Psalms ... or who have an interest in modern debates over Christological readings of the Old Testament will be fascinated by this rich and sophisticated study. * Dr Lee Gatiss, Churchman * The book is well written, carefull documented and insightful... a worthwhile and insightful examination of a critical period in the history of biblical interpretation. * Mark D. Thompson, The Expository Times *show more

About G. Sujin Pak

G. Sujin Pak is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminaryshow more

Table of contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; CONCLUSION; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXshow more

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