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What reforms did Erasmus seek for the church?

Owen Chadwick, in his book The Reformation, gives a few lists of the vices Erasmus saw in the church: Erasmus was not fired by a reforming passion or zeal. But his sensible and scholarly nose was ...
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Did Luther consider Erasmus an unbeliever, and if so, why?

It is true that after Luther and Erasmus had their falling out, from an initial weak respect for one another, Luther made several comments that imply he considered Erasmus a man without genuine faith. ...
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What were the major disagreements between Erasmus and Luther during the Protestant Reformation?

To understand how Erasmus viewed Luther it is helpful to see on what topic they decidedly became engaged in hot argument against each other. The topic they chose to hurl their missiles at each other ...
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What Greek manuscripts were used for the KJV NT other than the Novum Instrumentum omne?

The King James Version is a variety of the Textus Receptus. The translators who produced the King James Version relied mainly on the later editions of Beza's Greek New Testament, especially his 4th ...
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What changes did Erasmus want to make in the Catholic Church?

I shall not quote it all but Wikipedia has a whole section regarding Erasmus' writing in regard to church reform : Erasmus's Sileni Alcibiadis is one of his most direct assessments of the need for ...
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