Historical Period: The Renaissance and the Reformation
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Christian, humanist scholar; the first editor of the New Testament; a classicist; and a leading voice in the theological debates of the early Reformation in northern Europe. He contended with the reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546), emphasizing the importance of free will in human actions against Luther’s belief in the absolute bondage of the will to sin.
Quotes from Desiderius Erasmus:
- Desiderius Erasmus on pointing out the sins of kings and princes
- Desiderius Erasmus stands against war and for peace on earth
- Erasmus has the personification of Peace come down to earth to see with dismay how war ravages human societies
Titles from Desiderius Erasmus:
- Author: The Colloquies 2 vols.
- Author: The Complaint of Peace
- Author: In Praise of Folly
- Author: The Manual of a Christian Knight
- Author: The Works of Vicesimus Knox, vol. 5