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The stoic origins of Erasmus' philosophy of Christ

Author: Ross Dealy
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017.
Series: Erasmus studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study focuses on Erasmus' two-dimensional grasp of Stoicism evident in his edition of De officiis (1501) and the huge implications he saw for religion. The author argues that "The Philosophy of Christ' for which Erasmus is famous is a Christian version of Stoicism."--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Jesus Christ.; Desiderius Erasmus; Jesus Christ.; Desiderius Erasmus; Érasme; Jésus-Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Dealy
ISBN: 9781487500610 1487500610
OCLC Number: 953886606
Description: xii, 407 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Abbreviations Introduction A Philosophy Beneath The Rhetoric Part I The Fifteenth-Century Background Part Ii Erasmus' Two-Dimensional Stoicism Part Iii Stoic Natural Instinct and Christ's Fear of Death, De Taedio Iesu Part Iv Larger Philosophical Issues Part V Correcting a Thousand Years of Christology Part Vi Beyond Devotionalist Assumptions Part Vii Spiritual Warfare Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: Erasmus studies.
Other Titles: Erasmus' philosophy of Christ
Responsibility: Ross Dealy.

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This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus' work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application  Read more...
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"The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ contains many interesting ideas, which Dealy presents in an engaging way and is a welcome addition to the literature. " - George Lazaroiu - Read more...

 
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