Desiderius Erasmus Essay | Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective

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Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective

Summary: A take on what Erasmus of Rotterdam, author of Praise of Folly, would think about the world of today. The topics addressed include democracy and current views of evangelical Americans.
Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective

According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, satire is "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn." When examining satire of the Renaissance, one has to wonder what a man like Erasmus of Rotterdam would think of today's world, politically and morally speaking. Would a man like Erasmus, who was so outspoken in his own time, be able to stand aside and let the folly flow freely? Where are the Erasmus' of our own time, and who will stand against our government, churches, and other powerful organizations for what is right, even if it requires speaking out against the actions and agendas of these very powerful entities? In Erasmus' Praise of Folly, Erasmus is a staunch adversary of folly within the church and politics of the day. If Erasmus were alive today, he would not...

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