Erasmus of Rotterdam: Advocate of a New Christianity (Erasmus Studies)

Erasmus of Rotterdam: Advocate of a New Christianity (Erasmus Studies)

By: Christine Christ-von-Wedel (author)Hardback

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This book provides the first analysis of the development of Erasmus' historical methodology and its impact on Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians. Combining a biography of Erasmus with the larger theological debates and the intellectual history of his time, Christine Christ-von Wedel reveals many of previously unexplored influences on Erasmus, as well as his influences on his contemporaries. Erasmus of Rotterdam is a revised and considerably enlarged translation of Christ-von Wedel's well-received 2003 study, originally published in German. Observing the influence of classical, biblical, patristic, scholastic, and late medieval vernacular and popular sources on Erasmus' writing, the author provides comparisons with theologians Agrippa, Lefevre d'Etaples, Eck, Luther, and Zwingli to demonstrate not only the singularity of Erasmus' intellect, but also the enormous impact he had on the Reformation. The result is a lively picture of the man and his time, in which Erasmus emerges as both a devout Christian and a critical seeker of truth who conceded the ambiguities that he could not resolve.

Contents

Acknowledgments I INTRODUCTION A: ERASMUS'S EARLY DEVELOPMENT II YEARNING FOR THE 'GOLDEN AGE'; Early poems and letters in the Monastery III HISTORICAL AWARENESS; Antibarbari, Letter to Thomas Grey, three Poems from 1499, Precatio ad Virginis filium Jesum, Encomium matrimonii IV NEO-PLATONISM; Enchiridion / Letters V ERASMUS'S EDITION OF LORENZO VALLA'S COLLATIO NOVI TESTAMENTI VI THE PRAISE OF FOLLY B: THE EXEGETICAL THEOLOGIAN VII THE NEW TESTAMENT SCHOLAR; Novum instrumentum / Methodus / Letters VIII THE PARAPHRAST; Paraphrases of the Gospels IX HOW THE TRINITY IS KNOWN; Paraphrases and Annotations X ON THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION; Paraphrase of John / Colloquia Puerpera, Problema and Amicitia XI ON THE DOCTRINE OF GOD; The paraphrase of John's prologue XII ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION; Annotations and paraphrases on Romans and Galatians XIII HANDLING OF DOCTRINE; The Explanation of the Apostles' Creed C: IN CONFLICT WITH THE CHURCH REFORMERS XIV THE ARGUMENT WITH LUTHER; Letters / De libero arbitrio / Interpretations of Romans XV ERASMUS AND THE REFORMERS IN ZURICH AND BASEL; Letters / Advice for the counsel of Basel / Contra Pseudevangelicos D: ERASMUS'S REFORM IDEAS XVI THE QUESTION OF LAW; Annotation on I Corinthians 7:39 XVII THE QUESTION OF PEACE; Institvtio principis christiani / Qverela pacis / Dvlce bellvm inexpertis / Consvltatio de bello Turcico XVIII ERASMUS'S VIEWS ON WOMEN; Christiani matrimonii institutio / De vidua christiana CONCLUSION XIX ERASMUS: ADVOCATE OF A NEW CHRISTIANITY; Purgatio / Ecclesiastes / Letters ABBREVIATIONS AND QUOTED SOURCES SECONDARY LITERATURE

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  • ISBN13: 9781442645080
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781442645080
  • weight: 710
  • ISBN10: 1442645083

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