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Published by G. Chapman in London .
Written in English



  • Netherlands


  • Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536,
  • Humanists -- Netherlands -- Biography,
  • Netherlands -- Intellectual life -- 16th century

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Edition Notes

Statement[Translated by Francis X. Murphy]
LC ClassificationsBR350.E7 B63 1959a
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p.
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5791696M
LC Control Number60002191

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Erasmus and Christian Humanism. Erasmus has been seen, for example, as an embodiment of Renaissance individualism and both as a precursor of Protestantism and as a champion of liberal Catholicism. Others have viewed him as a forerunner of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. In our own century he has been claimed as an apostle of religious.   Intro to Humanism: Desiderius Erasmus The importance and agency of human beings. Humanism today encompasses a range of ideas so broad that the scholars of its origin have been retroactively designated ‘Renaissance Humanists’ or ‘Christian Humanists’. But the term humanism was coined in the : Thomas Layton.   Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus was a great friend of Sir Thomas More and Hans Holbein the Younger. He was a creative and prolific writer on Humanist topics and translator of Latin and Greek texts and his works were highly publicized in his time. Erasmus was born in Holland in October of , the illegitimate son of. Erasmus wrote both on ecclesiastic subjects and those of general human interest. By the s, the writings of Erasmus accounted for ten to twenty percent of all book sales in Europe. His serious writings begin early, with the Enchiridion militis Christiani—the Handbook of the Christian Soldier (). In this short work, Erasmus outlines the.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (/ ˌ d ɛ z ɪ ˈ d ɪər i ə s ɪ ˈ r æ z m ə s /; 28 October – 12 July ), known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance. Originally trained as a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical Alma mater: Queens' College, Cambridge, Collège . Erasmus, in full Desiderius Erasmus, (born Octo [?], Rotterdam, Holland [now in the Netherlands]—died J , Basel, Switzerland), Dutch humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance, the first editor of the New Testament, and also an important figure in patristics and classical literature. ERASMUS (?–) Jean-Claude Margolin1 The fact that the creators of the ‘Erasmus’ Programme 2, which over a number of years now has been bringing an ever-increasing number of European students and teachers together around given subjects of reflection and research, chose to adopt the name of the famous Dutch humanist is assuredly no. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (28 October 12 July ), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar and wrote in a pure Latin style/5.