This volume contains the polemic against Natalis Beda, syndic of the University of Paris. Unlike most of Erasmus’ apologies, it does not concern the edition of the Novum Instrumentum, Erasmus’ new Latin translation of and commentary on the Greek text of the New Testament. It is rather a fourfold defence of (parts of) Erasmus’ highly popular paraphrases on the New Testament (published between 1517 and 1524) and as such is the most voluminous of Erasmus’ polemics against any of his Roman Catholic adversaries (only the Hyperaspistes in two books against Martin Luther is somewhat longer). After two preliminary responses (Divinationes, Elenchus), Erasmus wrote the main part of the polemic, Supputationes, published in March 1527, in no more than a month.
Edwin Rabbie, Ph.D. (1986) in Classics, University of Amsterdam, LL.M. (1994), Leiden University, is justice in the district court of The Hague. He has published critical editions of Hugo Grotius and other Neo-Latin authors.
“Rabbie’s editorial work is exemplary […]. Modern scholars, not only Erasmians, but all students of the early modern era in Europe, will be much in Rabbie’s debt for the thoroughness, vivacity, and clarity with which he has presented Erasmus and his context in this war of words.” Jane. E. Phillips, University of Kentucky. In:
Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4 (Winter 2013), pp. 1352-1353. "the extensive and painstaking scholarship that underlies the copious notes, hallmarks of the ASD project, will keep scholars from stumbling down blind alleys." Mark Crane, Nipissing University. In:
Erasmus Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2014), pp. 51-54.
Table of contents
IN HOC VOLVMINE CONTINENTVR PREFACE INTRODUCTION PROLOGVS IN SVPPVTATIONEM CALVMNIARVM NATALIS BEDAE ed. E. Rabbie CALVMNIAE BEDAE ed. E. Rabbie DIVINATIONES AD NOTATA PER BEDAM ed. E. Rabbie IN NATALIS BEDAE CENSVRAS ELENCHVS ed. E. Rabbie SVPPVTATIONES ERRORVM IN CENSVRIS NATALIS BEDAE ed. E. Rabbie RESPONSIO AD NOTVLAS BEDAICAS ed. E. Rabbie ABBREVIATIONS INDEX NOMINVM
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