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Erasmus

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Transcript of Erasmus

How did Erasmus affect Europe?
Desiderius Erasmus (1467?–1536)
From Rotterdam, Netherlands
Most famous northern humanist
"prince of the humanists"
Life long Catholic
Poetic & Christian Humanist
Idealist
Was looked after brothers from the Modern Devotion.
Tutored "well-to-do youths"
Beliefs
Best way to reform people and society was the study of classics and the Bible.
philosophia Christi (Philosophy of Christ)
Feared the Reformation will become a threat to good learning and liberal arts.
Never joined a party of attitude in fear that he would lose his leadership reputation in scholarship.
Impact...
Erasmus ~ Luther
Erasmus adored and respected Luther
Luther as a response would speak about his works with admiration.
Luther was an activist inspired by Erasmus who was just a philosopher.
Erasmus believed in free will in human actions.
Luther believed that there should be no sinning at all.
The impact that Erasmus had on Luther later resulted into a bigger impact to the Holy Roman Empire and Europe's religious view on life and the church.
At one point Erasmus was trying to take the middle ground in a conflict between Martin Luther and Pope Adrian VI.
Work Cited
Kagan, Donald, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. "Renaissance & Discovery and The Age of Reformation." The Western Heritage since 1300. AP ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007. N. pag. Print.
Kreis, Steven. "Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536." Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536. The History Guide, 13 Apr. 2012. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/erasmus.html>.
Nauert, Charles. "Desiderius Erasmus." Desiderius Erasmus (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Stanford University, 22 Sept. 2008. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/erasmus/>.
N/A. "Erasmus." Erasmus. Greatsite Marketing, 2013. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. <http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/erasmus.html>.
N/A. "The ERASMUS Programme – Studying in Europe and More." The ERASMUS Programme. European Commision, 23 July 2013. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. <http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm>.
Book (Works) of Erasmus
Praise of Folly {1511}
De contemptu mundi (On Contempt of the World) {1521}
Antibarbarorum liber (Book Against the Barbarians) {1489, 1494, 1520}
Greek Edition of the New Testament (1516)
Latin translation (1519)
Erasmus's works were on the church's "Index of Forbidden Book".
Introduced the unison of classical ideals of humanity with Christian ideals of love and piety.
Martin Luther used his translation of the New Testament to translate it to German (1522), as did William Tyndale to English (1526).
"Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched"
His works were considered to be tools of the Reformation.
"ERASMUS is the most successful student exchange programme in the world. Each year, more than 230 000 students study abroad thanks to the Erasmus programme. It also offers the opportunity for student placements in enterprises, university staff teaching and training, and it funds co-operation projects between higher education institutions across Europe."
The ERASMUS Programme
N/A. "The ERASMUS Programme – Studying in Europe and More." The ERASMUS Programme. European Commision, 23 July 2013. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. <http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm>.
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