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By Gregory D. Dodds

Desiderius Erasmus' humanist works have been influential all through Europe, in a number of components of inspiration together with theology, schooling, philology, and political conception. Exploiting Erasmus examines the legacy of Erasmus in England from the mid-sixteenth century to the overthrow of James II in 1688 and stories a few of the ways that his works have been obtained, manipulated, and utilized in spiritual controversies that threatened either church and state.

In viewing events and occasions equivalent to the increase of anti-Calvinism, the spiritual politics resulting in the English civil warfare, and the emergence of the Latitudinarians in the course of the recovery, Gregory D. Dodds presents a desirable account not just of the reception and results of Erasmus' works, but in addition of the early heritage of English Protestantism. Exploiting Erasmus bargains a serious special approach for rethinking the theology and rhetoric of the time. it's a striking examine of Erasmus' impression on problems with conformity, tolerance, battle, and peace.

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