The Praise of Folly Topics for Discussion

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In what practices does folly consist? What exactly is folly?

Who do you think Erasmus is most interested in criticizing in The Praise of Folly?

List three of the groups Erasmus criticizes most and explain two of his criticisms of each.

What is the main argument of The Praise of Folly?

Folly claims that all people follow her. What do you think of her arguments?

Folly argues that many great authorities exalt her. What do you think of her arguments?

Folly likens Christianity to herself. What do you think of her arguments?

Describe Erasmus's implicit criticisms of Monks, Theologians, and members of the Church Hierarchy (Popes, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests).

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