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My Dear Erasmus: The Forgotten Reformer
Erasmus was born in 1469 so you might not have heard of him; to his contemporaries this would be unthinkable. To them he was a modern Socrates whose learning and wisdom had not been equalled for a thousand years 'a kind of divine being sent down to us from heaven'.University of Toronto Press's 'Collected Works of Erasmus' will extend to 86 volumes. This includes his letter ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 21st 2002 by Christian Focus Publications
(first published 2002)
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Jun 02, 2012 booklady rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all Christians
An excellent introduction to one of the most famous (in his own day) and least known (in ours) historical figures of the Reformation era; I have long wanted to understand more about Desiderius Erasmus. Remembered today mostly for his ironic encomium, The Praise of Folly, in his own age he was renown for his innovative (for the time) side-by-side Greek translation of the Scriptures, ‘paraphrases’ of several New Testament works, extensive theological writings and voluminous correspondence spanning ...more