antonio gerace

Antonio Gerace (1987) received his master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Turin, and obtained his PhD in Religious Studies in 2017 working at the KU Leuven Faculty of Theology with Prof. Dr. Wim François on the “Golden Age of Biblical Scholarship in Leuven and Douai (1550-1650)”. Moreover, benefiting from the cooperation agreement between KU Leuven and Fscire, within the broader context of the European Network of Higher Education Institutions for Religious Studies, he also received the “Diploma di perfezionamento in scienze religiose” from Fscire. Gerace is also member of the KU Leuven Codex Eyckensis Research Project and, in collaboration with the ITSEE of Birmingham, he transcribed the Synoptic Gosples preserved in two pre-Carolingian manuscripts. After a one-year postdoc in Leuven, he moved to Fscire in 2018, having won a two-year junior fellowship. He is currently working on the education of the clergy after the Council of Trent.


1. Monografie / Monographs

Gerace, Antonio. Biblical Scholarship in Louvain in the ‘Golden’ Sixteenth Century, Refo500 Academic Studies, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (in revisione per la pubblicazione / in revision).

2. Articoli in riviste / Articles in journals

Gerace, Antonio / Gielis, Gert. “The Ambiguous Reception of the Doctrine of the Duplex Iustitia in Leuven (1544–1556)”. Augustiniana 68 (2018), 91–123.

Gerace, Antonio. “Francis Lucas of Bruges’ Gospels Commentaries and the Controversy on Predestination, Grace and Free Will”. Annali di Storia dell’Esegesi 35 (2018), 187–213.

Gerace, Antonio. “La determinazione della legge di Dio. Il pensiero del nómos in Paolo di Tarso”. Philosophy Kitchen. Rivista di filosofia contemporanea 4 (2017), 91–103.

Gerace, Antonio. “Luis de Molina’s ‘middle knowledge’ Thomas Stapleton’s ‘antidote’ to John Calvin”. Reformation and Renaissance Review 18 (2016), 105–122.

Gerace, Antonio. “Francis Lucas ‘of Bruges’ and Textual Criticism of the Vulgate before and after the Sixto-Clementine (1592)”. Journal of Early Modern Christianity 3 (2016), 201–237.

Gerace, Antonio. “Gli infiniti indivisibili secondo Enrico di Harclay”. Archivio Teologico Torinese 21 (2015), 125–142.

3. Articoli in volumi collettanei / Book chapters

Gerace, Antonio. “The Council of Trent and the Sixto-Clementine editions”. In: Houghton H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook for the Latin Bible, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 (sotto contratto / under contract).

Gerace, Antonio. “The Reception of Erasmus’ New Testament in the Louvain Franciscan Study House: The Case of Nicholas Tacitus Zegers and Adam Sasbout”. In: François Wim et al. (eds.), Authority Revisited: Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516, Turnhout: Brepols, 2020 (accettato / accepted).

Fischer, Benedict D./ François, Wim / Gerace, Antonio /Murray, Luke. “The ‘Golden Age’ of Catholic Biblical Scholarship (1550–1650) and its Relation to Biblical Humanism”. In: Selderhuis, Herman (ed.), Renaissance-Humanismus: Bibel und Reformbewegungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts und ihre Bedeutung für das Werden der Reformation, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020 (accettato / accepted).

Delville, Jean-Pierre / Gerace, Antonio (2020). “Cornelius Jansenius van Gent, Bijbelwetenschapper in Leuven en bisschop van Gent (1510-1576)”. In: François Wim / Kenis Leo / Soen Violet (eds.), Bisdommen, seminaries en de Leuvense theologische Faculteit (16de-20ste eeuw), Leuven: Peeters, 2020 (accettato / accepted).

François, Wim / Gerace, Antonio (2019). “The Doctrine of Justification and the Rise of Pluralism in the Post-Tridentine Catholic Church”. In: Boersma Karla, et al. (eds.), More than Luther: The Reformation and the Rise of Pluralism in Europe. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019 (accettato / accepted)

François, Wim / Gerace, Antonio (2018). “Trent and the Latin Vulgate: A Louvain Project?”. In: François W., Soen V. (Eds.), The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545–1700), vol. 1: Between Trent, Rome and Wittenberg. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 131–174

Gerace, Antonio. “Rechtfertigung durch Glauben Die Geschichte einer Auseinandersetzung”. In: Melloni Alberto (ed.), Ein Christ zwischen Reformen und Moderne (1517–2017), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, 775-792.

Gerace, Antonio. “La giustificazione per fede. Storia di un dibattito”. In: Melloni Alberto (ed.), Lutero. Un cristiano e la sua eredità 1517-2017, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017, 701–716.

Gerace, Antonio. “Justification by Faith: A History of the Debate”. In: Melloni Alberto (ed.), Martin Luther: A Christian between Reforms and Modernity (1517-2017), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, 741–758 (

Gerace, Antonio. “Harlemius, professor, jezuïet en wetenschapper, en de Vulgata Lovaniensis (1570-1571)”. In: Papy Jan (ed.), Erasmus’ droom: Het Leuvense Collegium Trilingue 1517-1797. Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in de Leuvense Universiteitsbibliotheek, 18 oktober 2017 – 18 januari 2018, Leuven: Peeters, 2017, 441–442.

François, Wim / Gerace, Antonio. “Cornelius Jansenius van Gent en het gebruik van het Hebreeuws in zijn Commentaar op de Evangeliënharmonie (1571/72”). In: Papy Jan (ed.), Erasmus’ droom: Het Leuvense Collegium Trilingue 1517–1797. Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in de Leuvense Universiteitsbibliotheek, 18 oktober 2017–18 januari 2018, Leuven: Peeter, 2017, 437–439.

François, Wim / Gerace, Antonio. “Cornelius Jansenius van Gent en het gebruik van Hebreeuws in zijn Paraphrases in omnes Psalmos”. In: Papy Jan (ed.), Erasmus’ droom: Het Leuvense Collegium Trilingue 1517-1797. Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in de Leuvense Universiteitsbibliotheek, 18 oktober 2017 – 18 januari 2018, Leuven: Peeters, , 2017, 439–441.

Gerace, Antonio. “Guglielmo di Alnwick e gli infinita in actu”. In: Martorana Marco / Pascual Rafael / Regoli Veronica (eds.), Raccolta di saggi in onore di Marco Arosio, Roma: IfPress, 2015, 271–296

4. Articoli in peer review /articles currently under peer-review

Gerace, Antonio. “Lovanio nel XVI secolo, tra agostinismo e molinismo”, in review presso Teologia.

Gerace, Antonio. “1547-1592: Dalla Vulgata Lovaniensis alla Sisto-Clementina”, in review per: La Vulgate au XVIe siècle. Actes du colloque de Troyes (5-6 juin 2018), Turnhout: Brepols 2020.

Gerace, Antonio. “What is the Vulgate? Girolamo Seripando’s notes on the Vulgate”, in review presso Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum.

Dominci, Tamara / Gerace, Antonio. “Un libro per gli illetterati: il Trittico con l’Ultima Cena di Dieric Bouts”, in review presso Arte Cristiana (accettato / accepted).

5. Recensioni / reviews

Gerace, Antonio. “Scheepsma W., van Vliet G., Warnar G. (eds.), Friends of God. Vernacular Literature and Religious Elites in the Rhineland and the Low Countries (1300-1500) (Temi e Testi, 171 – Manuscripts Ideas Culture), Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Roma 2018, 342 pp.” Cristianesimo nella Storia 39 (in lettura).

Gerace, Antonio. “Gilbert D. et A. Noblesse-Roche (eds.), La Bible de 1500 à 1535 (Bibliothèque de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, 181), Brepols, 2018”, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis 95 (in lettura).

Gerace, Antonio (2019). “Benito Arias Montano, Correspondencia Tomo I (1560-1570) Edición crítica, traducción, notas e índices de Juan Francisco Domínguez Domínguez”. Bibliotheque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 81 (in lettura).

Gerace, Antonio (2018). “Villani, A. (ed.): Lire les Pères de l’Église entre la Renaissance et la Réforme”. Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 113, 188–189 (in pubblicazione / forthcoming).

Gerace, Antonio (2017). “IJsewijn, J.: Humanism in the Low Countries”. Cristianesimo nella Storia 37, 332–335.

Gerace, Antonio (2017). “Stucco, G.: The Catholic Doctrine of Predestination. From Luther to Jansenius”. Augustiniana 66, 318–320.

Gerace, Antonio (2014). “O’Malley, J. W.: What Happened at the Council”. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 61, 261–263.


Gerace, Antonio (2016). “Roman Catholic Self-Understanding during the ‘Golden Age’ of Catholic Biblical Scholarship (1550-1650)”, in Goa Project Blog Page: