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This booklet describes Martin Bucer (1491-1551) as a instructor of theology, concentrating on his time as Regius Professor of Divinity on the collage of Cambridge among 1549 and 1551. The publication is established on his 1550 Cambridge lectures on Ephesians, and investigates them of their ancient context, exploring what kind of a theologian Bucer used to be. The lectures are tested to determine how they symbolize 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 components, the ebook first units the old context for the lectures, together with a large cartoon of scholastic strategy in theology and the biblical humanist critique of that strategy. 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, stimulated by way of the tactic Erasmus set forth within the Ratio Verae Theologiae within which precise theology starts, ends, and is better “done” as an workout within the exegesis of the observe of God.

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1577. Martini Buceri Scripta Anglicana fere omnia. Basel: Petrus Perna. Jerome. 1516. Commentariorum in Epistolam ad Ephesios. In Tomus Nonus Operam Divi Hieronymi Eusebii Stridonensis Complectens Commentarios in Matthaeum et Marcum, et in Divi Pauli Epistolas, Vidilicet Ad Galatas, Ephesios, Titum, Philemonem. Necnon commentarios in omnes Pauli Epistolas sed incerto Authore. Basel: Johannes Froben. Jerome. 1845. Commentariorum in Epistolam ad Ephesios, Libri Tres. In Patrologiae Cursus Completus.

14 As we noted above, compendia of authorities 10 For a concrete instance of this, see the discussion of the scholastic theological curriculum at Cambridge below. 11 Erasmus commented in 1518 that the number of commentaries on the Sentences equaled the number of theologians (Leader 1988, 177). On these commentaries, see Evans (2002) and Rosemann (2010). 12 The quotation is taken from Mullinger’s rendering of the Third Cambridge Injunction (1873, 630). 13 Evans deals extensively with this (1984, 51–168); see also Chenu (1997, 291–295).

29 Scholastic authorities and the scholastic character of university education were clearly dominant (Rex 1991, 26 Greenslade (1986, 295) notes the pre-eminence of theology held true for Oxford throughout the Tudor period. The present discussion presupposes the treatment above of scholastic method in theology, and therefore will be brief. 27 For the statutes, see University of Cambridge (1852, 1: 308–416, documents 1–188). This is a printing of Statuta Antiqua in ordinem redacta (Ex Libro Procuratoris Senioris).

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