The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-century Debates Over the Messianic Psalms

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Oxford University Press, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Literal Prophecies Redeployed
31
Christological Readings through Historical Exegesis
55
The Sufficiency of David
77
The Debate of Hunnius and Pareus
103
Conclusion
125
Notes
141
Select Bibliography
193
Index
209
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G. Sujin Pak is Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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