Editor: Edwin Rabbie
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.
Editor: Edwin Rabbie
This volume contains Hugo Grotius' first work in the field of Church politics, orginally published in 1613. The book was written to defend the policy of the States of Holland, which was being attacked by the orthodox Calvinistic party in the Netherlands. It was written with an eye to foreign Dutch allies, especially King James I. Grotius' Latin text is here edited critically for the first time and provided with an introduction, an English translation and an extensive commentary. In several appendixes, various texts that are important for the background and the reception of the book are printed, many of them for the first time. Ordinum Pietas is one of the key texts for the knowledge of the religious disputes in the Netherlands during the Twelve Years' Truce (1609-1621).
Author: Edwin Rabbie

Abstract

This essay investigates the background and printing history of the five works written between 1526 and 1529 that constitute Erasmus' polemic against the Parisian theologian Noël de Bède (Béda). Taken together, these polemical works are more voluminous than any others against his Roman Catholic adversaries. Unlike most of these other apologetic undertakings, moreover, this one concerns not Erasmus' edition of the New Testament but his Paraphrases.

In: Erasmus Studies
In: Grotiana
In: Grotiana