This is the second in a series on the history of the exegesis of John 18:36 (“My kingdom is not of this world”). (Part 1 here.) Today’s selection comes from Wolfgang Musculus’ Commentarii In Evangelivm Ioannis: In Tres Heptadas Digesti. Yesterday I said that Hemmingsen’s commentary was massive. I was wrong. Musculus gives an entirely new […]
A week or so ago I put up a brief post about Calvin’s comments on Psalm 148:11, “Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth,” and why he singles out kings, princes, and judges for special instruction. Today I’d like to do the same for the sixteenth century Reformed […]
References to the phrase γνῶθι σεαυτὸν (know thyself) etched in stone on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi have for centuries abounded in Western literature, perhaps most significantly in the works of Plato. This phrase was also frequently cited by Protestants during and after the Reformation. A simple search of the various phrases γνῶθι σεαυτὸν, […]
TCI friend and associate Eric Parker has a very helpful post on the eucharistic thought of Wolfgang Musculus. Important to notice are the definitions of key terms, the clarification of the much-maligned “Zwinglian” adjective, and that way that all of this contributes to the formation of the “Reformed” doctrine of eucharistic presence.