c. 1350 C.E.- 1800 C.E.
Martin Luther (1483-1546). “An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility.” See also his discussion of interpretive preferences and proper allegory in the introduction of Lectures on Deuteronomy, Luther’s Works, Vol. 9 (ed. by Jaroslav Pelikan; trans. by Richard R. Caemmerer. Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1960).
John Calvin (1509-1564). Institutes, I (ch. 6-9).
Council of Trent, Fourth Session (1546).
Matthias Flacius Illyricus (1520-1575). Clavis Scriptural Sacrae. For a partial English translation see: How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures: from Clavis Scriptural Sacrae. Translated by Wade R. Johnson. Saginaw, MI, Magdeburg Press, 2011.
Westminster Confession of Faith (1646). Chapter 1.
Anna Barbauld (1743-1825). Devotional Pieces Compiled from the Psalms and the Book of Job: To Which Are Prefixed Thoughts on the Devotional Taste, on Sects, and on Establishment (in part of this work Barbauld challenges rationalistic interpretation of Scripture.)
George, Timothy. Reading Scripture with the Reformers. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2011.
Holder, R. Ward. John Calvin and the Grounding of Interpretation: Calvin’s First Commentaries. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006.
Sheehan, Jonathan. The Enlightenment Bible. Translation, Scholarship, and Culture. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Thompson, Mark D. A Sure Ground On Which to Stand: The Relation of Authority and Interpretive Method in Luther’s Approach to Scripture. Paternoster Biblical and Theological Monographs. Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster Press, 2004.