Colloquium: Pierre de la Place and Early Reformed Ethics

Place Droict UsageDr. Andrew M. McGinnis, a Junius Institute research fellow, will be presenting in an upcoming colloquium hosted by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

The title of Dr. McGinnis’ talk is, “The Christian Use of Moral Philosophy in Pierre de la Place and Early Reformed Ethics,” and the event will be held at the Boardroom at PRTS on March 17, 2020, from 3:30-4:30pm.

The presentation is related to Dr. McGinnis’ work on Reformed ethics in the post-Reformation period, including his work as a general editor of the Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law (Second Series). A translation of de la Place’s Du droict usage de la philosophie morale (Paris: Frederic Morel, 1562), or On the Proper Use of Moral Philosophy with Christian Teaching, is forthcoming in that series, which also includes volumes on Niels Hemmingsen on natural law and Martin Becanus on fiduciary contractual and promissory duties in the context of confessional conflict.

Pierre de la Place (ca. 1520–1572) was a Huguenot noble and martyr of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.

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Jordan Ballor

About Jordan Ballor

Jordan Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research of Calvin Theological Seminary. He also serves as senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty.