Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam - This individual, who lived from 1466 to 1536, was a renowned Christian humanist and church reformer.
Folly - This character is the narrator in the book The Praise of Folly.
Thomas More - This individual was the great British humanist to whom The Praise of Folly was dedicated.
The Classical Writers - These individuals from history, such as Plato, Horace, and Homer, are referred to as authorities.
Classical Rulers - These individuals from history, such as Marcus Aurelius and Cicero, are used as authorities and illustrations.
The Apostles - The narrator considers these individuals to be simple and ignorant, yet superior to the theologians.
Christ - This individual is used by the narrator as an authority who praised folly and demonstrated it in his birth and death.
Mary and the Saints - The narrator believes that worshiping these individuals instead of Jesus is foolish...
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