Desiderius Erasmus | Critical Essay by Victoria Kahn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 45 pages of analysis & critique of Desiderius Erasmus.
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Critical Essay by Victoria Kahn

SOURCE: Kahn, Victoria. “Erasmus: Prudence and Faith.” In Rhetoric, Prudence, and Skepticism in the Renaissance, pp. 89-114. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985.

In the following essay, Kahn relates the dispute between Luther and Erasmus on free will in order to highlight the paradoxes in Erasmus's positions on folly and prudence.

Vide, huc perpulit Diatriben imprudentem invicibilis et potentissima veritas, et stultam fecit sapientiam eius, ut contra nos dictura, pro nobis se dicere cogeretur. [See how the invincible and all-powerful truth has cornered witless Diatribe and turned her wisdom into folly, so that while meaning to speak against us, she is compelled to speak for us and against herself.]

—Luther, De servo arbitrio

When Erasmus criticized Luther's decision to publish the paradox of enslaved will (LE 41, 134) to the world for fear of the offense it...

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