《Book Review》The Essential Erasmus

Poster:Post date:2017-02-28
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
Book Review
書刊名 Title The Essential Erasmus
作者 Author Erasmus, Desiderius; selected and translated with introduction and commentary by John P. Dolan
出版社 Publisher Meridian
出版年 Year [1983], c1964
語言 Language English
ISBN (10 / 13)
ISBN-10: 0452009723
ISBN-13: 978-0452009721
Bibliography Reference
(STC, Duff, GW . . .)
來源網址 Web Link https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Erasmus-Praise-Folly-Essentials/dp/0452009723
評論者 Reviewer 郭如蘋、洪沛茵
Review Date
Oct. 29, 2016
Ø 書評 Review (中英文不限 Chinese or English)
[Original description]
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 concern 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.
Erasmus was a classical scholar and wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament, which raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote On Free WillThe Praise of FollyHandbook of a Christian KnightOn Civility in ChildrenCopia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.
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

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