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Written in English


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ContributionsJ. W. Mackail (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages100
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Open LibraryOL11924683M
ISBN 101430447516
ISBN 109781430447511

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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (28 October – 12 July ), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar and wrote in a pure Latin style/5.   Erasmus lived against the backdrop of the growing European religious Reformation; but while he was critical of the abuses within the Church and called for reform, he kept his distance from Luther and Melanchthon and continued to recognise the authority of the pope. Erasmus emphasized a middle way, with a deep respect for traditional faith /5(3).   A classic anti-war essay from the mids. Erasmus gives elegant arguments against war from both religious (Christian) and logical (economic, practical) points of view. He seems particularly alarmed and confused by Christians fighting wars with Christians.5/5(1). "Erasmus Against War" by Desiderius Erasmus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-f.

An article by Desiderius Erasmus (–), "Antipolemus, or, the Plea of Reason, Religion, and Humanity against War," reprinted in The Book of Peace: A Collection of Essays on War and Peace (Boston: George C. Beckwith, ). In Against War, Erasmus mounts a stunningly lucid a Against War - Read book online Read online: Dutch thinker and theologian Desiderius Erasmus played a key role in the development of humanism during the Renaissance and early modern periods. Dutch thinker and theologian Desiderius Erasmus played a key role in the development of humanism during the Renaissance and early modern periods. In Against War, Erasmus mounts a stunningly lucid and detailed argument against armed combat on humanistic grounds.   J. W. Mackail, author of the introduction to the publication of the English translation of Dulce bellum inexpertis that was titled Erasmus Against War, describes Knox’s work as “a version of the treatise against war, made from the Latin text of the Adagia with some omissions.” He also says that Knox “added a few extracts from.

  Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 62, free ebooks; 18 by Desiderius Erasmus; Erasmus Against War by Desiderius Erasmus Erasmus Against War Language: English: LoC Class: JX: Political science: International law: Subject: War Category: Text: EBook-No. Release Date: Against War by Desiderius Erasmus. Publisher: The Merrymount Press ISBN/ASIN: Number of pages: Description: War was shocking to Erasmus alike on every side of his remarkably complex and sensitive nature.   Erasmus chose the Augustinian canons regular at Steyn, near Gouda, where he seems to have remained about seven years (–92). While at Steyn he paraphrased Lorenzo Valla’s Elegantiae, which was both a compendium of pure classical usage and a manifesto against the scholastic “barbarians” who had allegedly corrupted it. Erasmus’s. Erasmus considers war to be an unmitigated evil, which should only be turned to as a last resort. Erasmus asserts the pacificist democratic argument which is popular in the Age of Enlightenment and with modern liberals that wars are not the desire of the common man. The implication is the traditional structures of power were overturned, and politics were more democratic, wars would cease.