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  • Davenant Trust Adopts Peter Martyr Society

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    Davenant Trust Adopts Peter Martyr Society

    You can read a brief history of the Peter Martyr Society here. Last week, after several months of discussions between the officers of each organization, the Peter Martyr Society presented a formal request to be adopted by the Davenant Trust, placing its current assets under the administration of Davenant and its future projects under the […]

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  • A Brief History of the Peter Martyr Society

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    A Brief History of the Peter Martyr Society

    As part of the Davenant Trust’s recent adoption of the Peter Martyr Society we have asked PMS President Torrance Kirby of McGill University to write a brief history of the society in general and of recent Peter Martyr scholarship. That history is below:

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  • Announcing a New Project to Translate Vermigli’s Common Places

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    Announcing a New Project to Translate Vermigli’s Common Places

    As Protestants this year remember the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, they will understandably focus on the legacy of Martin Luther and other big-name Reformers. However, it is to be hoped that this anniversary will also help rekindle interest in figures that were, at the time, hardly less significant to the formulation of Protestant doctrine […]

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  • How to Study the Reformation

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    How to Study the Reformation

    What sort of person enrolls in a class in Reformation studies? It is a seemingly easy audience to profile. For those few programs which offer such a course, we expect it would be required for any student pursuing a degree in Christian history or theology; for young Reformed individuals who desire a deeper understanding of their tradition but whose career aspirations lie elsewhere, it might be a suitable elective. In short, it is a comfortably esoteric subject with few adepts, and so it has been for centuries. So why are more students suddenly enrolling in these courses?

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  • Why You Should Care About Peter Martyr Vermigli

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    Why You Should Care About Peter Martyr Vermigli

    We tend to operate with an implicit Darwinian cynicism when it comes to the history of ideas—if someone or something has been consigned to the dustbin of history, there’s probably, we suspect, a good reason for it. At the very least, we figure, theology seems to be doing just fine without the contributions of this neglected genius, so he can’t be all that important. There are of course any number of holes in this train of reasoning, which probably become obvious enough simply by making these implicit musings explicit. But let’s focus on the last one. Is it really the case that our theology today is “doing just fine”?

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  • Peter Martyr Vermigli: The Forgotten Reformer

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    Peter Martyr Vermigli: The Forgotten Reformer

    Chris Castaldo chronicles the remarkable life and work of the extraordinary forgotten Reformer, Peter Martyr Vermigli.

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