Kirk  Summers

Professor of Classics | Director, Classics Program; Undergraduate Major Advisor

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Traveling, Summer 2018


MA, Biblical Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary

MA, Latin, University of Nebraska

PhD, Classical Philology, University of Illinois

Curriculum Vitae

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Calvin Studies Society

Sixteenth Century Society

Society for Reformation Research

Research Interests

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 2018 classes:

  • LA 301/490: Catullus/Martial
  • CL 380: Aristotle

Selected Publications


1. Morality after Calvin: Theodore Beza’s Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016); for more info, go here. For a review in Themelios, go here.

2. “Reformation Humanism: Reading the Classics in the New Theology,” Reformation and Renaissance Review, 2018. To view the article and download the PDF, go here.

3. Philippians 1:21-22: Revisiting John Calvin’s Innovative Interpretation,” in Calvin Theological Journal 53.1 (2018): 129153. To view the article, go here