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Editor: Clarence Miller
In this volume of the Amsterdam edition of the Latin texts of Erasmus, Erasmus’ famous Praise of Folly is presented by Clarence Miller. The volume offers a critical edition of the Latin text, with an introduction and commentary in English. The introduction and the commentary offer the reader the philological, theological and historical background information needed for a better understanding of the text, and the identification of Erasmus’ sources.
In: Erasmus Studies
Declarationes ad censuras Lutetiae vulgatas sub nomine facultatis theologiae Parisiensis
This book contains the critical text (with introduction and annotations) of Eramus’s detailed, revised answer to the objections brought by the Paris theologians against 174 propositions drawn from a wide range of Erasmus’s theological works and his Colloquies, the Declarationes. The Paris attack was the culmination of a decade of complex and often heated exchanges between Erasmus and the University under the leadership of Noel Beda. The topics include the major (and some minor) subjects which arose because of Erasmus’s own program of theological and religious reform. They also include points controverted by other reformers (Luther, Zwingli and others) with whom the University associated Erasmus. The arguments are multifarious, verbose, complex, and intricate. But the Declarationes provides us with a strong sense of the issues and the rhetoric that prevailed in the momentous clash of scholastic and humanist approaches to the doctrine and reform of the Church.