Dutch Rhetoricians: Desiderius Erasmus Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156310311

Published: May 31st 2010

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34 pages


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May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781156310311 | 5.50 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 July 12,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 July 12, 1536), sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun (longing or desire- the name being a genuine Late Latin name)- the Greek adjective () meaning desired, and, in the form Erasmus, also the name of a St. Erasmus of Formiae- and the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam (Roterodamus = of Rotterdam).

Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet Prince of the Humanists. He has been called the crowning glory of the Christian humanists. Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament.

These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works. Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs.

In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favor of the doctrine of predestination.

His middle road approach disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics. He died in Basel in 1536 and was buried in the formerly Catholic cathedral there, recently converted to a R...

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