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Praise of Folly

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ISBN-10: 0879758856

ISBN-13: 9780879758851

Edition: Unabridged 

Authors: Desiderius Erasmus, John Wilson

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A satire on the pretensions of Erasmus's contemporaries in the Church and philosophy
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.38" wide x 8.48" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Desiderius Erasmus was born, probably in 1469, in Rotterdam, Holland. He studied in Paris, traveled in England, Germany, and Italy, and wrote in Latin. Living at the time of the Renaissance when most intellectual concepts were being examined, Erasmus was a great admirer of the ancient writers and edited many of their works. Erasmus remained a Roman Catholic, but believed that many of the priests and theologians had distorted the simple teachings of Jesus. He published an edition of the New Testament-the first edition in the original Greek-in order to make clear the essential teachings of Christianity. Erasmus liked above all things clear and honest thinking; he despised intolerance and…