Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

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HEROES OF THE REFORMATION.


I.— Martin Luther (1483-1546). The Hero of the Reformation. By Henry Eyster Jacobs, D.D., LL.D.
II.— Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560). The Protestant Preceptor of Germany. By James William Richard, D.D.
III.— Desiderius Erasmus (1467-1536). The Humanist in the Service of the Reformation. By Ephraim Emerton, Ph.D.

G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON


Heroes of the Reformation

EDITED BY

Samuel Macauley Jackson

PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY, NEW YORK
UNIVERSITY

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DIVERSITIES OF GIFTS, BUT THE SAME SPIRIT.

DESIDERIUS ERASMUS


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Portrait of Erasmus by Holbein

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PORTRAIT OF ERASMUS BY HOLBEIN.
ORIGINAL IN THE LOUVRE.

DESIDERIUS ERASMUS
OF ROTTERDAM

BY

EPHRAIM EMERTON, Ph.D.

WINN PROFESSOR OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY IN HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

O Erasme Roterodame, wo wiltu bleiben? Sieh, was vermag die ungerecht tyranney der weltlichen gewahlt, der macht der finsternuss? Hör, du ritter Christi, reith hervor neben den herrn Christum, beschüz die wahrheit, erlang der martärer cron.

A. Dürer’s Diary, 1521.

G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
The Knickerbocker Press
1899


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Copyright, 1899
BY
G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

The Knickerbocker Press, New York