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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Zur Geschichte des Gesamtwerkes des Erasmus von Rotterdam.
The following section, on historical narratives in exile, examines Stefan Zweig's Erasmus von Rotterdam and Castellio gegen Calvin, Feuchtwanger's Der falsche Nero and Waffen fur Amerika, and Doblin's Amazonas trilogy; it also presents theoretical reflections by these three authors on the nature of history and the historical novel.
He rightly singles out Friedhelm Kruger's Humanistische Evangeliensauslegung: Desiderius Erasmus von Rotterdam als Ausleger der Evangelien in seinen Paraphrasen (1986) as the "first full-length study of the Paraphrases" as well as a "pioneering extended study.