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By Marcus Dods / Hodder and Stoughton / 1892
One of the most important figures of the sixteenth century, Desiderius Erasmus was a leading reformist and Renaissance humanist. Through his works and letters, Erasmus championed that true religion was a matter of inward devotion rather than outward symbols of ceremony and ritual, and sought to reform aspects of the Church from within. His works showed an astonishing intelligence, razor-sharp wit, and an authentic love for God and humanity. Soon after publication, his works were translated and read all over Europe.
This volume by Marcus Dods, author of The Parable of Our Lord, includes a collection of essays.
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There is probably not to be found anywhere else, within so narrow a compass, a criticism so true and an estimate so adequate in all respects of Erasmus and his writings, as is contained in the critique which gives the title to this book.
To read Erasmus is to grow in wisdom.
—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Marcus Dods (1834–1909) was born in Belford, Northumberland. Dods went on to study divinity and theology at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, where he graduated in 1854. He is a highly respected scholar, publishing over a dozen books of theology recognized for their expansive critical research.