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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Erasmus (Catholic priest and theologian).
  • n. A follower of Erasmus.


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  • As to the specific example of Burkina, this is a common problem in Neo-Latin, because a huge percentage of people interested in it are Italian, and insist on Italic/Ecclesiastical pronunciation, which would screw up Burcina and some Germans use "Erasmian" which can also be prblematic. VICIPÆDIA LATINA.

  • The Catholic Church and Calvinist Protestants fought viciously to stop free markets, but thank God, the Erasmian Protestants (later known as Remonstrants) prevailed.

    Hayek and Anti-capitalist Intellectuals, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In the Dutch Republic, it was the Erasmian Protestants, such as Grotius, who were later called Remonstrants, who created the institutions that powered the Dutch economic "miracle".

    Culture Matters, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • As such it was perfectly suited to “the Erasmian ideal of eloquence through copia rerum or abundance of material.”

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • From 1517 until Croy's premature death in 1521, Vives lived in Louvain and taught at the Collegium Trilingue, a humanist foundation based on Erasmian educational principles.

    Juan Luis Vives [Joannes Ludovicus Vives]

  • He embraced the reformist program of Erasmian humanism with enthusiasm, to the point where, in his brief correspondence with the Dutch humanist between 1531 and 1533, he depicted his outspoken defense of his own writings as being conducted with Erasmian weapons.

    Loss of Faith

  • His arrival in Metz in February of 1518 brought Agrippa back to northern Europe just at the moment when Germany was about to experience a great spiritual upheaval, initially among humanist intellectuals, captivated by the Erasmian ideal of a moderate religious reform, and then among the masses, captivated by the more drastic reforms inspired by Martin Luther.

    Loss of Faith

  • Erasmian ill-articulation of Greek, it has become English, and has lent its little aid in dividing the Britons from the rest of the civilised world.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But Stunica was stubborn, and in 1522 he published at Rome a vehement attack on Erasmus, Erasmi Roterodami blasphemiae et impietates, which charged that the whole Erasmian program of humanistic reform was heretical.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Much of the best Erasmian scholarship of the later twentieth century was the work of Catholic scholars who drew inspiration from Vatican Council II and the reform program associated with Pope John XXIII

    Desiderius Erasmus


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