This volume contains 297 prayers based on 149 Psalms written by Vermigli during the political and religious turmoil of the Reformation era.
Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499–1562) is considered to be one of the most important Italian reformers of the early modern period. Martyr is the subject of renewed interest for historical and theological scholars. The Peter Martyr Library, a series of critical English translations of the chief works of Peter Martyr Vermigli, allows his own words in context to speak for themselves.
Table of Contents:
Introduction The Psalms and Reformation Piety
Peter Martyr Vermigli and the Psalms — Structure and Content of the Preces — The Popularity of Martyr's Preces — About this translation
Prayers drawn from the Psalms of David
From Psalms 1–150
John Patrick Donnelly, S.J., received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1972, where he wrote a dissertation on Peter Martyr Vermigli under the direction of Robert M. Kingdon. Since 1971, he has taught at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he is professor of history. His research has centered mainly on the Jesuits and on Peter Martyr Vermigli. In addition to six articles and chapters in books dealing with Vermigli, he has published Calvinism and Scholasticism in Vermigli's Doctrine of Man and Grace(Leiden: Brill, 1976), and with Robert M. Kingdon, A Bibliograph of the Works of Peter Martyr Vermigli, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, XII (Kirksville, Mo.), 1990. He has previously translated from Latin various works of Thomas More (1982), Robert Bellarmine (1989), and Girolamo Savonarola (1994). He has held various offices in professional societies, including the president of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (1990–1991). He currently serves on the editorial boards of The Sixteenth Century Journal and Archive for Reformation Research. He is co-general editor of the Peter Martyr Library.