Faber Stapulensis (1455–1536)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI:
 Faber Stapulensis (1455–1536)

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The French Humanist, Faber Stapulensis (Lefèvre d’Étaples), identified with circles of reform in France, most notably the circle of reform associated with Marguerite de Navarre, the sister of King Francis I. He was best known for his work on the Hebrew text of the Bible and his hermeneutical theories, which stressed the importance of the literal–prophetic sense of the Bible over any possible literal–historical meanings.

Keywords: Hermeneutical; Humanist; literal–historical; literal–prophetic; Marguerite de Navarre; Stapulensis

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Subjects: Christianity

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