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The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

G. Sujin Pak


This book explores the interpretation of a set of messianic Psalms in the exegesis of the Christian medieval tradition, Luther, Bucer, and Calvin and in the debate over the “Judaizing Calvin” between Hunnius and Pareus. By doing so, the author uncovers debates concerning christological readings of the Old Testament, Christian uses of Jewish exegesis, and shifting definitions of the “literal sense.” Through the study of the interpretive history of these Psalms, Pak demonstrates that both Luther and Bucer retain the Christian antecedent tradition's reading of these Psalms as literal prophecies o ... More

Keywords: Calvin, Luther, Bucer, Hunnius, Pareus, Psalms, exegesis, literal sense, Jewish exegesis, confessional formation

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195371925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. Sujin Pak, author
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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