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Adj.1.Erasmian - of or relating to or in the manner of Erasmus
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The Erasmian tradition of interpreting Homer as an eirenic and fideistic skeptic is developed in chapter two with respect to its parodic and, at times, ludic implications.
On that reading More, himself something of an Erasmian critic of the contemporary church and state, also proposes a serious critique of the increasingly fashionable Erasmian alternative.
Ulrich von Hutten, Dirk Martens, Juan Luis Vives, Wolfgang Capito, Etienne Dolet, and Duke George of Saxony), and a number of more general issues relating to the Erasmian legacy (e.
While many of the Zurich reformers did have humanist backgrounds, it seems unlikely that one needed to have an Erasmian understanding of the complex relationship between exemplum, imitatio, and innovatio in order to use literary or biblical exempla as a model for reform.
Nehemiah Wallington was not an educated professional but an impecunious wood-turner and--whereas Weinsberg was an Erasmian Catholic--Wallington was a fanatical Puritan.
To conduct our analysis, we begin with the observation that Erasmus's masterpiece, the Encomium Moriae (Paris, 1511), forms a sequel to his collection of adages and that there is no more attentive student of Erasmian paremiography than Moria or Folly herself, (1)
We are reminded that, in addition to reacting to the urgent developments of their day, the Romantics appreciated the ambivalent wisdom of Cervantes's literary and intellectual horizon: Platonic dialogue, Menippean satire, Erasmian folly, and the profound comedy of the serio ludere tradition.
How should I pronounce the words-in the Erasmian pronunciation I had learned in my initial study of Greek or in modern Greek pronunciation so that someone who spoke Greek could understand the story?
Exploiting Erasmus: The Erasmian Legacy and Religious Change in Early Modern England.
the double bind, and that this involves an Erasmian irony that resists
As Eden reconstructs an Erasmian reading of Plato's Phaedrus, friendship and eros become associated with the philosophical search for commonalities or qualities in common within the disparity of lived experience: 'For, like friends after the Pythagorean fashion, discourse in the form of speaking, writing and even thinking assumes not only as its own standard of excellence the criterion of unity or wholeness, but also in relation to its subject matter, the task of apprehending what seemingly disparate things have in common'.
In challenging and careful close readings, Kearney illustrates this tension in the works of Desiderius Erasmus, William Tyndale, and Thomas More, reaching the surprising conclusion that "the Lutheran Tyndale adopts an Erasmian optimism about the ability of writing to transmit God's word and will, while Erasmus's friend and colleague More adopts a Lutheran pessimism about the ability of written language to transcend its fallen condition" (84).