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Erasmus: A Play on Words
     

Erasmus: A Play on Words

by James David Barber
 

A dramatic play in both verse and prose which outlines the struggle and ensuing schism between the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church and Martin Luther's doctrines. This drama highlights Erasmus's pivotal role in the success or failure of a compromise which would prevent an open break with the Church, culminating in a formal disputation between Erasmus and Luther

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A dramatic play in both verse and prose which outlines the struggle and ensuing schism between the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church and Martin Luther's doctrines. This drama highlights Erasmus's pivotal role in the success or failure of a compromise which would prevent an open break with the Church, culminating in a formal disputation between Erasmus and Luther held before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Pope Adrian VI.

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Erasmus Of Rotterdam Society
The play is actually much more a colloquy in the Erasmian sense than it is a play, that is, a dialogue in which various ideas are discussed in an interesting) and in this case, even dramatic) way...as a teaching device, it works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819118691
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/18/1981
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James David Barber is James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. One of the nation's foremost scholars of Presidential politics, he is the author of numerous articles and books including The Presidential Character and The Pulse of Politics.

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