Kirk  Summers

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


Office Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-noon and by appointment.

Education

MA, Biblical Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary

MA, Latin, University of Nebraska

PhD, Classical Philology, University of Illinois

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliations

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.

Spring 2019 classes:

  • LA 202: Ovid’s Amores 1
  • CL 350: Roman Religion

Selected Publications

RECENT 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

 

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

1. “Consoling the Huguenot Refugees in Late 16th Century Geneva,” in Archive for Reformation History/Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte

2. “Theodore Beza’s ‘Bare-Breasted Religion:’ Liturgical Mystery and the English Vestments Controversy,” in Proceedings of the International Congress on Calvin Research (Philadelphia, 2018)