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Early Writings
Creed, Scripture, Church

Edited by Joseph C. McLelland Translated by Mario Di Gangi

Early Writings
Hardback, 233 pages £16.00
Published: 1994
ISBN: 9780940474321
Format: 237mm x 163mm
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Subjects: Philosophy and Religion, The Davenant Institute
Series: Peter Martyr Library

Series One of the Peter Martyr Library will include twelve volumes of critically edited translations of the major works of Peter Martyr. Martyr is considered to be the second or third most important Italian reformer of the early modern period. Most of his works have never been translated into English and in some instances they have never been translated. A team of international scholars have come together to make Martyr’s contributions available now.

Biographical Introduction Philip McNair

Section Introductions Joseph C. McLelland

Part One: “The Apostles’ Creed”

Part Two: “Theses for Debate, Strasbourg, 1543–1545”

Part Three: “Schism and the True Church”

Chief Works of Peter Martyr Vermigli

Recent Works on Peter Martyr Vermigli

About the Translators


Scripture References



Mariano Di Gangi resides in Toronto after a career as pastor in Canada and the United States, as a teacher at the Ontario Theological Seminary, and as an evangelist. His interest in Peter Martyr resulted in his Bachelor of Divinity thesis at The Presbyterian College, Montreal, 1949, on Peter Martyr Vermigli’s life and work, including “The Creed” as appendix. That early work has now been expanded and published as Peter Martyr Vermigli: Renaissance Man, Reformation Master (1993), while the Credo begins the present volume.

Joseph C. McLelland is emeritus professor of McGill University and of The Presbyterian College, Montreal, and general editor of the Peter Martyr Library. His writings in philosophy and theology include The Visible Words of God: The Sacramental Theology of Peter Martyr Vermigli (1957) and The Life, Early Letters and Eucharistic Writings of Peter Martyr (with G. E. Duffield; 1989).

Philip M. J. McNair served as professor of Italian and departmental head of the University of Birmingham. He retired to Cambridge, where he continues to lecture in the Faculty of Theology and pursue writing assignments. He has written entries for several encyclopedias, and is the author of Peter Martyr in Italy (1967).

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 233 pages
 237mm x 163mm

BIC Code:
  HIS037020, REL006000, REL067000, REL108020
 Davenant Institute


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