Kirk Summers

Kirk M. Summers

Professor of Classics
Director, Classics Program


  • PhD, Classical Philology, University of Illinois
  • MA, Latin, University of Nebraska
  • MA, Biblical Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary


Dr. Summers's research interests include Reformation (especially the Reformed/Calvinist movement), Neo-Latin; Roman religion, Lucretius, and Cicero. Currently General Editor for the Peter Martyr Vermigli Loci communes translation project. Fall 2020 classes:
  • LA 301/490 - Health and Well-Being in the Ancient World
  • CL 450 (W) - Aristotle: How Stuff Works


Calvin Studies Society Sixteenth Century Society Society for Reformation Research

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

1.  Peter Martyr Vermigli, On Original Sin, edited and translated, with introduction (Leesburg, VA: Davenant Press, 2019).

2. Morality after Calvin: Theodore Beza’s Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Reviewed in Themelios

3. “Reformation Humanism: Reading the Classics in the New Theology,” Reformation and Renaissance Review, 2018.

*Winner of the 2018 Douglas Murray Prize:

4. “Philippians 1:21-22: Revisiting John Calvin’s Innovative Interpretation,” in Calvin Theological Journal 53.1 (2018): 129–153. To view the article, go here.


Forthcoming Publications

1. Theodore Beza at 500: New Perspectives on an Old Reformer, ed. w/Scott Manetsch, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, in press.