The Essential Erasmus

The Essential Erasmus

Written by: Desiderius Erasmus
Introduction by: John P. Dolan

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452009721
  • 400 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

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

The Essential Erasmus

The Essential Erasmus

Written by: Desiderius Erasmus, Introduction by: John P. Dolan

Table of Contents

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

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