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E·ras·tus

 (ĭ-răs′təs), Thomas Originally Thomas Lüber (or Lieber or Liebler). 1524-1583.
Swiss Protestant theologian and philosopher who opposed Calvinism and the use of excommunication as a punishment.
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E•ras•tus

(ɪˈræs təs)

n.
Thomas, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
E•ras′ti•an, adj., n.
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References in classic literature ?
Now the Princess happened to walk that way; and when she heard the tune, she stood quite still, and seemed pleased; for she could play "Lieber Augustine"; it was the only piece she knew; and she played it with one finger.
When it thunders, the April baby says, "There's lieber Gott scolding those angels again." And once, when there was a storm in the night, she complained loudly, and wanted to know why lieber Gott didn't do the scolding in the daytime, as she had been so tight asleep.
I was glad it was only kittens this time, for she had been once before this afternoon on purpose, as she informed me, sitting herself down on the grass at my feet, to ask about the lieber Gott, it being Sunday and her pious little nurse's conversation having run, as it seems, on heaven and angels.
Her questions about the lieber Gott are better left unrecorded, and I was relieved when she began about the angels.
"But, then, where does lieber Gott buy their dwesses?"
"But you said yesterday, when I asked about lieber Gott, that you would tell about Him on Sunday, and it is Sunday.
Once upon a time there was Adam and Eva, and they had plenty of clothes, and there was no snake, and lieber Gott wasn't angry with them, and they could eat as many apples as they liked, and was happy for ever and ever--there now!"
Lieber may or may not have recognized the parallels.
SMOKEY Joe's Cafe is a supercharged musical that celebrates the songs of Lieber and Stoller in a roof-raising spectacular at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, W1.
A landmark in American education and publishing was the work of a German-born political philosopher, Francis Lieber, who came to the U.S.
Lieber, Prentice Hall Law & Business, 270 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, (800) 223-0231, call for price information.
Lieber, born in Germany, served under Marshal Blucher at Waterloo (1815) and as a volunteer in the Greek War of Independence (1822).