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The Essential Erasmus

The Essential Erasmus

Essentials

Desiderius Erasmus - Author

John P. Dolan - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780452009721 | 400 pages | 01 May 1964 | Plume | 5.39 x 7.99in | 18 - AND UP
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In his own day a center of controversy, in the four hundred years since his death known too often solely as an apostle of mockery and irreverence, Erasmus can be seen today in a new light—as a humanist whose concen is at once contemporary and Christian.

The Essential Erasmus is the first single volume in English to show the full spectrum of this Renaissance man's thought, which is no less profound because it is expressed with the grace, wit, and ironic detachment only a great writer can achieve.

Contains the full text of In Praise of Folly

Introduction

The Life of Erasmus

The Handbook of the Militant Christian

The Praise of Folly

The Complaint of Peace

An Inquiry Concerning Faith

Concerning the Immense Mercy of God

Concerning the Eating of Fish

On Mending the Peace of the Church

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index