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What is the definition of Desiderius Erasmus?
Yes. His eldest brother's name was Pieter Erasmus.
all people to be able to read the Bible
They both were considered humanist They both criticized society.
No, he was not...
he belived in humanism during the middle ages. and that everybody should fare for themselves rather than a god
No. He never even got married.
siya ay isa sa mga pangunahing kristyanong humanista. sa pamamagitan ng kanyang akda na " The Praise Of Folly " , inilarawan niya ang maling kaasalan ng mga mangangalakal,siye…ntista,iskolar,at mga pari ng kanyang panahon.
his attacks on corruption in the church contributed to many people desire to leave Catholicism
Desiderius Erasmus was a key figure in the Northern Renaissance. Erasmus was the leader of a northern European humanist coterie and an arbiter of northern European cultural ta…stes. His intellectual activity had a tremendous effect on the way the public thought. Erasmus was an excellent Latin prose stylist (some historians claim that he was unequaled since Cicero). He was very witty and knowledgeable, and thus used these two traits to convey his subject with powerful verbal effects and cunning puns. He is very famous for his use of irony. He poked fun at all, including himself. One of his most famous ironic works was Colloquies (1518) in which he looked at contemporary religious practices through a serious, yet ironic perspective. Another work still widely read today, is called The Praise of Folly (1509), in which he made fun of scholastic pedantry as well as the foolish ignorance and credulity of the people. In these works, he let fictional characters do the narration, so his own views could only be found through inference. On the other hand, Erasmus was also very famous for his "philosophy of Christ". Erasmus believed that society at his time was corrupt and immoral because people had lost sight of the simple teachings of the Gospels. To support this idea, he published prominent treatises, such as the eloquent Handbook of the Christian Knight (1503) and the Complaint of Peace (1517). The former urged people to pursue lives of serene piety and the latter advocated Christian pacifism.
He was one of the greatest scholars of the renaissance time. Erasmus contributed to the Renaissance by revising ancient works and translating them into Greek and Latin such as… the Bible. Erasmus also contributed to the Reformation by calling for reform in the Church through his various satirical works. He was a prolific writer and exerted such great influence during his time that he was called "The Prince of the Humanists." When Erasmus was send to Paris, he was not impressed with their educational system. It was based largely on scholasticism, a philosophy that tried to reduce religious belief to logical analysis. Being a devoted Christian, Erasmus decided to spend some time traveling through France and the Netherlands. Beginning in 1499, Erasmus moved from city to city working as a tutor and lecturer, constantly searching out ancient manuscripts and writing. He supported education to a great extent.
They were Christian humanists.
There is no evidence that he was a monk. He was considered a humanist and worked as general editor of Froben Publishing in Basel, Switzerland. Erasmus is known for publishing …a Greek version of the New Testament in 1516. He was a big believer in church reform through learning and held the attention of the educated during his time.
1) Handbook of the Christian Knight 2) Education of a Christian Prince 3) Ciceronianus 4) Ecclesiastes 5) Colloquia 6) Adagia 7) The Praise of Folly.
Erasmus showed a renaissance (rebirth) by showing that we should be kind and teachers should be like fathers guiding children.
Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More both called for reform.