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.
- 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