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Erasmus of Rotterdam

October 25, 2016

His birthday was Oct. 28.

  1. See Luther’s debate with Erasmus over The Battle over Free Will. Here Luther really showed he was NO mere Catholic! And of course Erasmus took a via-media (middle position), which has generally always been that of Roman Catholicism.

  2. Btw see Forrest Tyler Stevens, essay on ‘Erasmus’s ‘Tigress’: The Language of Friendship, Pleasure, and the Renaissance Letter’, in Queering the Renaissance, Duke University Press, 1994. It is historical that Erasmus appears to have been gay, at least to his proclivity. But he later in life was quiet here, and seemed to support the obvious biblical and church doctrine of men and women.

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