Praelectiones in Lamentationes Jeremiae. Leçons sur les Lamentations de Jérémie

Ioannis Calvini Opera Omnia, series II Opera Exegetica VII

Auteur(s) : Calvin Jean

Editeur(s) : Gueunier Nicole

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"Calvin’s Praelectiones in librum prophetiarum Jeremiae are among the last works pronounced by the great reformer. The present critical edition elucidates quotations and allusions to numerous ancient, mediaeval or contemporary interpreters. The text is also compared to that of the corresponding Sermons, given in French. Each verse is quoted then accompanied by a commentary of variable length, according to the theological positions of the author: defence of the Sola Scriptura and rejection of allegory, anti-catholic attacks, with ironical tones recalling those of the polemical works. The wealth of these commentaries can be explored from a fourfold point of view. Firstly that of the rhetoric: an argumentation for the prophetic word of Jeremiah, with whom Calvin identified himself. Secondly that of philology: extreme attention to the letter, although Calvin was not a confirmed Hebraist. Thirdly, that of History with a notable interest for the biblical realia. Lastly, that of the ""biblical style"", which contrasts the principles of copia (anaphors, synonymy) and of brevitas (epiphonems).

""Calvin’s Praelectiones in librum prophetiarum Jeremiae are among the last works pronounced by the great reformer. The present critical edition elucidates quotations and allusions to numerous ancient, mediaeval or contemporary interpreters. The text is also compared to that of the corresponding Sermons, given in French. Each verse is quoted then accompanied by a commentary of variable length, according to the theological positions of the author: defence of the Sola Scriptura and rejection of allegory, anti-catholic attacks, with ironical tones recalling those of the polemical works. The wealth of these commentaries can be explored from a fourfold point of view. Firstly that of the rhetoric: an argumentation for the prophetic word of Jeremiah, with whom Calvin identified himself. Secondly that of philology: extreme attention to the letter, although Calvin was not a confirmed Hebraist. Thirdly, that of History with a notable interest for the biblical realia. Lastly, that of the ""biblical style"", which contrasts the principles of copia (anaphors, synonymy) and of brevitas (epiphonems).

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    Collection : Ioannis Calvini Opera Omnia

  • Année de publication 2019
  • ISBN 978-2-600-05917-6
  • Support Livre relié
  • Numéro dans la collection 2-7
  • Nombre de pages 492

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