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Metaphysics in the Reformation: The Case of Peter Martyr Vermigli

Silvianne Aspray

Abstract

Because the magisterial reformers largely rejected metaphysical discourses, is often assumed that the Protestant Reformation had no metaphysics. However, if metaphysics is understood as the ontological relationship between God and the world, how could any theological work not be at least implicitly metaphysical? This book argues that the avowedly anti-metaphysical stance of many reformers is itself a metaphysical position, and that teasing out the implicit metaphysics in their worldviews is both possible and worthwhile despite – or even because of – their insistent denials that they have any s ... More

Keywords: Reformation, metaphysics, Reformation theology, Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266939
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266939.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvianne Aspray, author
University of Cambridge