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A Complex Legacy: Louis Bouyer and the Metaphysics of the Reformation

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Article

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Authors

Aspray-Buerki, S 

Abstract

Based on a discussion of Louis Bouyer’s thesis about the metaphysics of the Reformation in The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, this essay considers the methodological and hermeneutical issues involved in enquiring into the metaphysical commitments of Reformation theology. A case study of the theology of the Reformer Peter Maryr Vermigli is employed for the argument that Reformation metaphysics was a hybrid of elements pertaining both to a nominalist and a participatory ontology. This argument is then taken further by a reflection on the history of reception of the metaphysical complexity which is at the heart of the Reformation legacy.

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5003 Philosophy, 5005 Theology, 50 Philosophy and Religious Studies, 5002 History and Philosophy Of Specific Fields

Journal Title

Modern Theology

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Journal ISSN

0266-7177
1468-0025

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Publisher

Wiley