By Ernest R. Holloway III
The highbrow legacy of Andrew Melville (1545-1622) as a pacesetter of the Renaissance and a promoter of humanism in Scotland has been obscured by means of "the Melville legend." on the way to dispense with 'the Melville of well known mind's eye' and get well 'the Melville of historical past, ' this paintings situates his lifestyles and inspiration in the broader context of the northern eu Renaissance and French humanism and severely re-evaluates the first ancient files of the interval, specifically James Melville's Autobiography and Diary and the Melvini epistolae. via contemplating Melville as a humanist, college reformer, ecclesiastical statesman, and guy, an attempt has been made to figure out his contribution to the flowering of the Renaissance and the expansion of humanism in Scotland in the course of the early sleek interval.
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118 26 chapter one time in Geneva under Cornelius Bertram, had applied himself to the acquisition of the Ancient Near Eastern languages Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac with a view to reading the Old Testament, Buchanan’s early academic experience largely lacked this decidedly Semitic orientation. 121 The effort to identify Melville as Buchanan’s successor becomes all the more difficult from a purely literary perspective. ”124 To be sure, Melville’s 1574 Carmen Mosis, a Latin paraphrase of Deuteronomy 32 and his Latin paraphrase of Job 3 may be viewed as literary productions in the tradition of Buchanan’s Psalm paraphrases, but even these compositions never achieved the same degree of European acclaim as Buchanan’s â•‡ McFarlane, “George Buchanan and European Humanism,” 35.
23 Lutheranism, of course, in Scotland had first appeared in the 1520s. 29 South of Aberdeen in Angus Lutheranism was influential and contributed to the Protestant culture that produced George Wishart,30 23 â•‡ Bardgett, Scotland Reformed, 34. ” 24 â•‡ Ryrie, The Origins of the Scottish Reformation, 7–8, 40. 25 â•‡ John T. McNeill, “Alexander Alesius, Scottish Lutheran (1500–1565),” Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 55 (1964), 161–191; J. H. Baxter, “Alesius and other Reformed Refugees in Germany,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 5 (1934), 93–120; O.
103 â•‡ William Ian P. Hazlett, “Ebbs and Flows of Theology in Glasgow 1451–1843” in William Ian P. ), Traditions of Theology in Glasgow 1450–1990: A Miscellany (Edinburgh, 1993), 7; McCrie, Life of Andrew Melville I, 339. In spite of his absence, an ordination service was performed for Melville at the old parish church of Govan. In 1591 he became a ruling elder in St Andrews. andrew melville and the melville legend 21 While Melville spent more than forty years teaching at Poitiers, Geneva, Glasgow, St.
Andrew Melville and Humanism in Renaissance Scotland 1545-1622 (Studies in the History of Christian Traditions) by Ernest R. Holloway III