Erasmus

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  • Erasmus 1466-1536
    • Rotterdam "greatest of the christain humanists"
    • Argued for simplified christain life
      • Read the Gospel
      • Respected tradition and never attack RC Doctrine
      • 1516 published in original Greek his own version of the new testment.
        • old bibe had ungone centuries of scribal copying, mean many errors
        • Protestants use it to docterine authoriy of the church.
    • Fell from favour "Brethren of common life"
      • Blamed: for setting off the reformation
      • Attacked: for being timid when he opposed Luther on issue of free will 1524
        • Blamed: for setting off the reformation
      • Protestans furious due to his refusal to side with them, and reluctance to answer the divsive religious questions
        • Attacked: for being timid when he opposed Luther on issue of free will 1524

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