By Joy Kleinstuber
This textual content, written by means of Jean Calvin in defence of the execution of Michael Servetus in October 1553, provoked common controversy and response. It used to be released in Geneva via Robert Etienne in 1554.
it's a composite textual content. Calvin reproduces many unique records along his personal writing, together with some of the Servetus trial files. In those files, among the items written via Calvin and the Genevan ministers, there's a sizeable quantity of writing from the pen of Servetus. this article used to be written in haste, in the course of one in all Calvin’s so much tricky sessions in Geneva. it's not good organised, with many alternative sections, only a few of that are sincerely marked.
This version has in comparison all of the appropriate elements of the textual content with the unique trial files within the documents d’Etat in Geneva, noting all variations. because it isn't really a simple textual content to navigate, this variation supplies a “plan” of the textual content before everything, and “signposts” a number of the components all through, making it even more obtainable to the reader.
this article – rapidly prepare and written less than nice strain – permits us to listen to the perspectives of Servetus, in addition to these of Calvin, and provides us a useful perception into the complexities of a afflicted situation.
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Defensio orthodoxae fidei de sacra Trinitate, contra prodigiosos errores Michaelis Serueti Hispani. Series IV. Scripta didactica et polemica (Ioannis Calvini Opera Omnia) by Joy Kleinstuber