In this volume, five of Erasmus’ polemical texts are edited: the Apologia on the translation on John 1, 1: ‘In principio erat sermo’, edited by Jan Bloemendal, the Apologia on the text of 1 Corinthians 15, 51: ‘Omnes quidem resurgemus, sed non omnes immutabimur’, editied by Cecilia Asso, the Apologias against Pierre Cousturier, edited by Jean Céard, the Apologia against the allegations of Spanish monks, edited by Charles Fantazzi, and the Admonitio adversus mendacium et obtrectationem, edited by Johannes Trapman. These texts, most of them related to the Latin translation and Greek texts of his New Testament, shed light on Erasmus’ way of working and the theological issues of the time.
Cecilia Asso (Pisa), PhD (1993) is an independent researcher in history. Her publications include Teoria e pratica della filologia neotestamentaria di Erasmo attraverso le controversie sul Novum Instrumentum (2016).
Jan Bloemendal, PhD (1979) is senior researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, and secretary to the Erasmi Opera Omnia. He is co-editor of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World (2014).
Jean Céard, PhD (1975), is Professor emeritus of the Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense and specializes in literary and cultural history of the Renaissance period. His works include La Nature et les Prodiges: L’insolite au XVIe siècle (1977, reed. 1996), and editions or studies about Rabelais, Ronsard, Montaigne, J. Nider, Ambroise Paré, U. Aldrovandi, Pontus de Tyard, Boaistuau, Du Bartas, and Guy Lefèvre de la Boderie.
Charles Fantazzi is Professor emeritus of Classics and Italian at East Carolina University, specializing in Renaissance Latin literature, especially Erasmus and Vives, Italian Renaissance literature, and Virgil. He has also translated and edited several volumes in the Collected Works of Erasmus, and is co-editor of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World (2014) and general editor of the Selected Works of Juan Luis Vives.
Johannes Trapman, PhD (1978), is Secretary General to the Conseil international pour l'édition des oeuvres complètes d'Erasme and is Professor emeritus of cultural history of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He publishes on the history of Dutch religion and on Erasmus, including Wijze dwaasheid: vijfhonderd jaar Lof der Zotheid in Nederland (2011).
All interested in the history of theology, early modern studies, and Erasmus