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Erasmus

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Noun

1. desiderius erasmus, erasmus, geert geerts, gerhard gerhards

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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Erasmus

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noun
Desiderius (ˌdɛzɪˈdɪərɪəs), real name Gerhard Gerhards. ?1466–1536, Dutch humanist, the leading scholar of the Renaissance in northern Europe. He published the first Greek edition of the New Testament in 1516; his other works include the satirical Encomium Moriae (1509); Colloquia (1519), a series of dialogues; and an attack on the theology of Luther, De Libero Arbitrio (1524)

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Erasmus

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ˌDesiˈderius (ˌdɛsəˈdɪriəs ) ; desˌədirˈēəs) (born Gerhard Gerhards) 1466?-1536; Du. humanist, scholar, & theologian

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Erasmus

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Dutch Renaissance scholar and Roman Catholic theologian who sought to revive classical texts from antiquity, restore simple Christian faith based on Scripture, and eradicate the improprieties of the medieval Church. His works include The Praise of Folly (1509) and On Free Will (1524), a challenge to Luther's views.

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