Desiderius Erasmus

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Noun1.Desiderius Erasmus - Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern EuropeDesiderius Erasmus - Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
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His topics include Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) and Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536): the politics of appropriation, Dutch Cartesianism and the advent of Newtonianism, Frans Hemsterhuis: the philosopher as escape artist, tolerating Turks: perceptions of Islam in the Dutch Republic, and Baruch Spinoza's life: 1677-1802.
Chapter 2 describes the back-and-forth between humanists and musicians, both those who were positive about music and those who were critical of the religious music of their day, such as Desiderius Erasmus. It also deals with the constant conflict between ethical and aesthetic justifications for music.
Such men as Charles Dickens with 165 IQ level , Michael Faraday with IQ level:175, Baruch Spinoza with IQ level: 175 Michelangelo with IQ level: 177 and Desiderius Erasmus with IQ level: 177, distinguished themselves in their various endeavour as Wanle Akinboboye who finds solace of ecumenical passion in tourism, hospitality, security and intercontinental race integration.
Scholars and historians of rhetoric have variously characterized Desiderius Erasmus's De Utraque Verborum ac Rerum Copia (On Copia of Words and Ideas).
Borrowing images suggested by one of the reformers' Roman Catholic opponents, the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, Ryrie said Protestant readers of the Bible have often tended to come off as either "lovers" or "brawlers"--though most are, in fact, both at the same time.
(12) Desiderius Erasmus, Novum Instrumentum Omne (Basel: Johannes Froben, 1516), 192.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1467-1536) left a huge written legacy.
Historians and scholars of literature show how Dutch Roman Catholic humanist Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536) spread his fame widely using the new medium of printed books, but had no control of how his name, ideas, or works were used by others.
87-112) explains how historicism was practised by early moderns such as John Colet and Desiderius Erasmus before using the analysis of their practice as a kind of defence for present-day historicism against charges that it closes off interpretation (pp.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (better known simply as "Erasmus") was a famous sixteenth-century Dutch philosopher and educator who espoused tolerance and humanitarianism.
Almost 500 years ago, in a letter to Jean de Carondelet, Catholic priest and theologian Desiderius Erasmus maintained that faith is "more of a way of life than of a profession of articles" and that "the sum and substance" of Christianity consists in "peace and concord." Erasmus was disturbed by those who would use dogma to disrupt harmony among Christians and found good support for his ideas of charitable disagreements and mutual love in his reading of Romans 14-15, where he saw a nonjudgmental, anti-dogma approach to Christianity, one that elevated tolerance in the name of peace, love and concord.