- Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 26, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0190280077
- ISBN-13: 978-0190280079
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1 x 6.5 inches
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Morality After Calvin: Theodore Beza's Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology) 1st Edition
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"It is a book that fills a significant void in the study of historical ethics by analyzing the moral theology of Theodore Beza in light of the Consistory records of Geneva...This latest volume in the Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series is an important piece of scholarship and a valuable addition to the library of Reformation scholars, ethicists, and theologians interested in the development of morality within the Reformed tradition."--Themelios
"Much more than a penetrating commentary on Theodore Beza's long-forgotten work Cato Censorius Christianus, Kirk Summers' monograph Morality After Calvin maps out the ethical principles and moral practices that animated Reformed Christians in the early modern period. This erudite and expansive study will be essential reading for all who want to understand John Calvin and his successors' moral vision for the Christian life and society." --Scott Manetsch, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"With Theodore Beza's poem Cato Censorius Christianus as his base, Kirk Summers has written an enthralling study of Reformed ideas on ethics in the generation following the death of John Calvin. Summers compellingly argues that Beza's poetic condemnations of specific sins mirrored the actions of Geneva's Consistory to rebuke, discipline, and exclude sinners in order to promote ethical living among Christians. A must read for anyone interested in Reformation history." --Jeffrey R. Watt, Kelly Gene Cook, Jr. Professor of History, University of Mississippi
"Morality after Calvin offers fresh insights into the questions of sanctified life that most occupied post-Calvin Geneva. Kirk Summers situates Theodore Beza's Cato Censorius Christianus in its broader theological and social contexts, and teases out the work's significance for such important moral issues as usury, sex, and 'living sincerely.' Summers' adroit treatment of these little studied Latin poems represents a welcome contribution to Reformation and Neo-Latin Studies." --Carl P.E. Springer, SunTrust Chair of Excellence in the Humanities Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
About the Author
Kirk M. Summers is Professor of Classics at the University of Alabama. He received his PhD in Classical Philology from the University of Illinois in 1993.