Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Cajetan's Biblical Commentaries: Motive and Method

Leiden: Brill, 2017. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi, 302pp. Indices and 21 page bibliography. Green over red buckram with color painting on front cover. A fine, as new copy.

Remembered as the official who failed to keep Luther in the Catholic fold, Tommaso de Vio, Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534) was a multi-faceted figure whose significance extends beyond those days in Augsburg. In the 1520s, he embarked on a labour of biblical commentary that occupied the final decade of his life, producing over a million words of translation and commentary. Offering an overview of this remarkable body of work, Michael O’Connor argues that Cajetan’s motive was the renewal of Christian living (more ‘Catholic Reform’ than ‘Counter-Reformation’), and that his method was a bold and fresh hybrid of scholasticism and Renaissance humanism, correcting the Vulgate’s errors and expounding the text almost exclusively according to the literal sense. (Publisher)

Contents: ‎Contents; ‎Abbreviations; ‎Acknowledgements; ‎Chronology of Selected Works; ‎Introduction; ‎Part 1. Biblical Reform from Principle to Project; ‎Chapter 1. Friar, Professor, Papal Courtier (1469-1512); ‎Chapter 2. Prelate, Diplomat, Biblical Scholar (1513-1534); ‎Part 2. Motive; ‎Chapter 3. The Bible and Reform; ‎Chapter 4. Error, Schism, and Heresy; ‎Part 3. Method; ‎Chapter 5. Correcting the Latin Text; ‎Chapter 6. Cajetan's Literal Sense: Words, Context, Style; ‎Chapter 7. Cajetan's Literal Sense: The Harmony and Sufficiency of Scripture; ‎Chapter 8. 'Applauded Neither by Heretics Nor by Catholics'‎Conclusion; ‎Bibliography; ‎Index of Bible References; ‎Index (OCLC)

A volume in the Brill series, "St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History." Fine. Item #52100
ISBN: 9789004325067

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