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 (ĭ-răz′məs), Desiderius 1466?-1536.
Dutch Renaissance scholar and Roman Catholic theologian who sought to revive classical texts from antiquity, restore simple Christian faith based on Scripture, and eradicate the improprieties of the medieval Church. His works include The Praise of Folly (1509) and On Free Will (1524), a challenge to Luther's views.


(Biography) Desiderius (ˌdɛzɪˈdɪərɪəs), real name Gerhard Gerhards. ?1466–1536, Dutch humanist, the leading scholar of the Renaissance in northern Europe. He published the first Greek edition of the New Testament in 1516; his other works include the satirical Encomium Moriae (1509); Colloquia (1519), a series of dialogues; and an attack on the theology of Luther, De Libero Arbitrio (1524)


(ɪˈræz məs)

Desiderius, 1466?–1536, Dutch humanist, scholar, and theologian.
E•ras′mi•an, adj.
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Soon the study of Greek was introduced into England, also, first at Oxford; and it was cultivated with such good results that when, early in the sixteenth century, the great Dutch student and reformer, Erasmus, unable through poverty to reach Italy, came to Oxford instead, he found there a group of accomplished scholars and gentlemen whose instruction and hospitable companionship aroused his unbounded delight.
A member of the Oxford group in its second generation, a close friend of Erasmus, his house a center of humanism, he became even more conspicuous in public life.
Alleyne stooped and kissed her, for the kiss was the common salutation of the age, and, as Erasmus long afterwards remarked, more used in England than in any other country.
by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1495-8; re-impression supervised by Erasmus and with certain corrections by Grynaeus (including Rhetorica and Poetica), 1531, 1539, revised 1550; later editions were followed by that of Immanuel Bekker and Brandis
Former Munster rugby director Erasmus, who played in 36 Tests for the Springboks, succeeds Allister Coetzee.
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Member States should make more efforts to ensure easy recognition of European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits gained during the Erasmus mobility the Erasmus+ programme should focus more on lifelong learning, including in formal and informal education Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training (VET) must be modernised, accessible and fit for the digital age; the mobility for VET learners and apprenticeship must be better.
Be that as it may, the real interest of Schenk's book is that he shows convincingly that Origen and Erasmus were misinterpreted and often vilified for the same reasons: an unthinking conservatism, often fueled by envy and an unwillingness by the bigots to recognize that Catholic doctrine develops over time: so that, for example, Paul could not have written a Thomist account of transubstantiation nor could the Council of Chalcedon have preceded the Council of Nicaea.
Head coach Erasmus told his squad in the weeks building up to their Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens that he was not going back to his native South Africa to head up their national coaching set-up.
There are rumours that there are even a million Erasmus babies.
Moreover, Harzallah stressed that the Erasmus + programme has succeeded in targeting practically all Tunisian universities and all fields of study, pointing out that engineering schools were the most numerous to win projects.
A series of information workshops to promote awareness of Erasmus + programmes has been going on in major Indian cities since last year.