Authors Eric Parker Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

The Generation of the Son: Ficino’s De Christiana Religione (X)

In this installment of Ficino’s De Christiana Religione we move directly to chapter thirteen while passing over chapters eleven and twelve. In those chapters Ficino treats Christ’s authority in the eyes of Gentiles and Muslims while offering rebuttals to those perspectives with arguments borrowed from church fathers. The following chapter treats the eternal generation of the […]

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Duped Disciples? Ficino’s De Christiana Religione (VII)

In chapters six and seven of his De Christiana Religione, Ficino continues his argument that Christ’s disciples did not attempt to deceive anyone in their preaching and writings concerning Christ and that they were also not deceived by anyone. Chapter six is mostly made up of quotations from the New Testament writers in which they […]

Archive Authors Eric Parker Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Deceptive Disciples? Ficino’s De Christiana Religione (VI)

In chapter five of his De Christiana Religione Marsilio Ficino defends the trustworthiness of the disciples’ testimony concerning Christ. It is impossible that the disciples intended to deceive their followers, Ficino argues, because their actions demonstrate that they possessed the highest virtue. The disciples must have truly believed what they preached since they received no […]

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Martin Bucer and Pseudo-Dionysius

Our friend and McGill student Eric Parker has an excellent post on the positive use of Psuedo-Dionysius by the Reformer Martin Bucer. Mr. Parker states: Bucer, following Ficino’s commentary, used Dionysius’s writings for the sake of the Reformation. The clearest example of this is in his Commentary on Romans where he discovers in Dionysius what […]