Praise of Folly
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Автор
Эразм Роттердамский
Издательство
Alma Books
Серия книг
Alma Evergreens
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2013
Переводчик
Роджер Кларк
Количество страниц
320 стр.
Формат
128х198 мм

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Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536) devoted his life to the study of theology and the defence of Christian ideals. He rose to a prominent position in the Church, and achieved fame for his writings. He played an important part in history by fostering the intellectual climate for the Reformation, and many of his ideas have a legacy which endures to the present day.

The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time, her discourse provides a satire of Erasmus's world, poking fun at false pedantry and the aberrations of Christianity. Woven throughout her monologue, a thread of irony calls into question the goddess's own words, in which ambiguities, allusions and interpretations collide in a way that makes Praise of Folly enduringly fascinating.

Erasmus searched for reconciliation between Faith and Reason, refusing not only the dogmas of Faith, but the dogmas of Reason as well.

Praise of Folly, still a masterpiece of slyly subversive wit, was in a sense the first best-seller, read covertly under desks and sniggered over by countless trainee monks and priests.

I am well aware that what I have had to say on the problem of peace is not essentially new. It is my profound conviction that the solution lies in our rejecting war for an ethical reason; namely, that war makes us guilty of the crime of inhumanity. Erasmus of Rotterdam and several others after him have already proclaimed this as the truth around which we should rally.

From the terrible hate storm of his age Erasmus has salvaged this intellectual gem, his faith in humanity, and on this small burning wick Spinoza, Lessing and Voltaire - and all Europeans past and present - could light their torch.

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Автор
Эразм Роттердамский
Издательство
Alma Books
Серия книг
Alma Evergreens
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2013
Переводчик
Роджер Кларк
Количество страниц
320 стр.
Формат
128х198 мм
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Характеристики Praise of Folly
Автор
Эразм Роттердамский
Издательство
Alma Books
Серия книг
Alma Evergreens
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2013
Переводчик
Роджер Кларк
Количество страниц
320 стр.
Формат
128х198 мм
Переплет
Мягкий
ISBN
9781847493248
Вес
0 гр.
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Бумажная
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Литература Дании, Норвегии, Финляндии и Швеции