Controversies with Edward Lee: Volume 72 by Desiderius ErasmusControversies with Edward Lee: Volume 72 by Desiderius Erasmus

Controversies with Edward Lee: Volume 72

byDesiderius ErasmusNotes byIstvan BejczyEditorJane E. Phillips

Hardcover | January 5, 2006

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In 1520, the reading public witnessed the eruption of a simmering conflict between Erasmus, the foremost advocate of the new biblical humanism, and Edward Lee, a younger scholar at the University of Louvain and spokesman for the traditionalists in matters of biblical interpretation and church discipline. When Erasmus (perhaps unconsciously) subsumed criticisms Lee had sent to him of his 1516 Annotations on the New Testament into the second edition (1519) without properly crediting their source, Lee resorted to publication of his collection of criticisms.

Erasmus responded immediately with the Apologia which is neither arrogant nor biting nor angry nor aggressive, and which responds to the two invectives of Edward Lee, describing his version of the history of the dispute with Lee, and less than two months later produced Responses to Lee's criticisms. This new volume in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains the first-ever English translations of the Apology and the Responses. These two pieces display Erasmus the humanist in the thick of academic turmoil, deploying all the rhetorical weapons at his command. The volume is an entertaining and informative look into Erasmus as a scholar and as a man.

Volume 72 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

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 subje...
Title:Controversies with Edward Lee: Volume 72Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 10.07 × 7 × 1.58 inPublished:January 5, 2006Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802038360

ISBN - 13:9780802038364

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Table of Contents

by Jane E. Phillips

by Erika Rummel

Erasmus' Biblical Text
by Jane E. Phillips

Biblical Passages Discussed in Erasmus' Response to the Annotations of Edward Lee

An Apologia in Response to the Two Invectives of Edward Lee Apologia qua respondet duabus invectivis Eduardi Lei

A Response to the Annotations of Edward Lee/Responsio ad annotationes Eduardi Lei

Works Frequently Cited

Short-Title Forms for Erasmus' Works

Index of Biblical Passages Cited

Index of Greek and Latin Words

General Index

Editorial Reviews

‘The Collected Works of Erasmus project has long since established a new standard for scholarly translation series to emulate. Not only have the English versions represented Erasmus’ writings in crisp and accessible language, but meticulous editorial scholarship has placed the author’s thought and work in their proper intellectual contexts.’

- Jerry H. Bentley, Renaissance Quarterly