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Calvin’s Vergil, Calvin’s Lucretius

Continuing an exercise begun the other day… Calvin refers to the Roman poets Vergil and Lucretius exactly once in the¬†Institutes of the Christian Religion, in the same passage of 1.5.5, “The Knowledge of God Conspicuous in the Creation, and Continual Government of the World.” The passage begins with a criticism of Aristotle, to which we […]