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Pollock, Darren M.
Early Stuart Polemical Hermeneutics. Andrew Willet’s 1611 Hexapla on Romans.
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2017. 351 S. Geb. EUR 100,00. ISBN 978-3-525-57053-1.
Darren Pollock’s very able addition to the complex historiography of early modern religious culture is a significant work on an understudied seventeenth-century theologian and controversialist. Andrew Willet is best known for his anti-Catholic Synopsis Papismi (1594) and as a Calvinist textual scholar and polymath, one known to his contemporaries as a ›walking library.‹ His less well-known 1611 Hexapla on Romans and its program of hermeneutical po-lemics is the subject of P.’s well-argued and learned study. The exegesis and exposition of Romans is of course centrally important in the Reformation, and P.’s scholarship – a revision of his doctoral dissertation completed under Richard Muller – admirably fills a notable gap by considering not just what Willet does ...
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