Spiritualia: Enchiridon / De Contemptu Mundi / De Vidua Christiana

Spiritualia: Enchiridon / De Contemptu Mundi / De Vidua Christiana

Hardback Collected Works of Erasmus

By (author) Desiderius Erasmus, Edited by John W. O'Malley

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  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 246mm x 31mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1989
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 0802026567
  • ISBN 13: 9780802026569
  • Edition statement: Volume 65.

Product description

This is the first of five volumes to appear in the section of the CWE devoted to Erasmus' spiritualia, works of spirituality that include such aspects of religion as piety, theology, and the practice of ministry. The volume begins with an introductory essay that provides the first comprehensive review of the content, sources, and style of Erasmus' many works dealing with piety.

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Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, and scholar, was one of the most influential Renaissance figures. A professor of divinity and Greek, Erasmus wrote, taught, and travelled, meeting with Europe's foremost scholars. A prolific author, Erasmus wrote on both ecclesiastic and general human interest subjects. John W. O'Malley, S.J., is professor in the Department of Church History at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.