Desiderius Erasmus | Critical Essay by Erika Rummel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Desiderius Erasmus.
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Critical Essay by Erika Rummel

SOURCE: Rummel, Erika. “Erasmian Humanism in the Twentieth Century.” Comparative Criticism 23 (2001): 57-67.

In this essay, Rummel classifies the realms of Erasmus's influence in terms of philology, theology, pedagogy, and civility (a blend of the philosopher's commitments to community, tolerance, and peace). Rummel contends that except for a resurgence of interest in Erasmus as a theologian, most modern “Erasmian” movements are not related closely enough to the original and unique thought of Erasmus himself to qualify as truly modern Erasmianism.

In 1996 the participants in a conference at Groningen, entitled ‘Erasmianism: Idea and Reality’, attempted to define the essence of Erasmian thought and to gauge its influence on our time. In the opinion of the keynote speaker, Cornelis Augustijn, there was little evidence of any direct influence of Erasmus' ideas. Of course...

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