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Sadoleto, Jacopo
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(Jul 12, 1477, Modena – Oct 18, 1547, Rome). In 1513 Leo X appointed Sadoleto, a Humanist famed for his linguistic skill, to the Curia for its diplomatic service; in 1517 he made him bishop of Carpentras. Sadoleto took the Reformation in Germany as a challenge to engage in his own theological work. He interpreted Pss 50 and 93 (1525/1530) with a clear interest in the moral renewal of the clergy. His commentary on Romans (1535) emphasized human free will vis-à-vis God so strongly that even Catholic theologians condemned it as semi-Pelagian. In 1536 he was appo…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Sadoleto, Jacopo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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