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Morality After Calvin: Theodore Beza's Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics

Kirk M. Summers


This book examines the development of ethical thought in the Reformed tradition immediately following the death of Calvin. The thesis is framed around a previously unstudied work of Theodore Beza, the Cato Censorius Christianus (1591). When read in conjunction with the works and correspondence of Beza and his colleagues (Simon Goulart, Lambert Daneau, Peter Martyr Vermigli, etc.), the poems of the Cato reveal the theoretical underpinnings of the disciplinary activity during the period. They show that the moral fervor of the latter half of the sixteenth century had its genesis in a well-formula ... More

Keywords: Theodore Beza, Reformed ethics, Cato Censorius Christianus, doctrine of sanctification, Genevan Consistory, discipline at Geneva, Natural Law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280079
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirk M. Summers, author
Professor of Classics, University of Alabama