Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

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"[...]church authorities. Sincerity and modesty, simplicity and industry, and, above all, constant ardour of religious emotion and thought, were its objects. Its energies were devoted to tending the sick and other works of charity, but especially to instruction and the art of writing. It is in this that it especially differed from the revival of the Franciscan and Dominican orders of about the same time, which turned to preaching. The Windesheimians and the Hieronymians (as the brethren of the Common Life were also called) exerted their crowning activities in the seclusion of the schoolroom and the silence of the writing cell. The schools of the brethren soon drew pupils from a wide area. In this way the foundations were laid, both here in the northern Netherlands and in lower Germany, [...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 376.48g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507694628
  • 9781507694626

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