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Political Theology: The Godly Prince

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Professor Robert Kingdon has provided us with an excellent prolegomenon to the study of Peter Martyr Vermigli's political thought in his introduction to a selection of scholia drawn from his biblical commentaries. Vermigli's heavier weighting of selected topoi in favour of matters political is arguably attributable to a shift in theological focus at the time of editing, however, and therefore not necessarily representative of Vermigli's theological emphasis. Vermigli interprets the revealed theology of scripture as an inversion of the received order of action and contemplation classically formulated in the natural theology of the Aristotelian metaphysics. Vermigli moves swiftly to the substance of the scholium with his introduction of the institution of the Papacy as a corresponding 'anti-type'.

Keywords: biblical commentaries; Peter Martyr Vermigli; political scholia; political theology; Robert Kingdon



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