Erasmus's Accomplishments Research Paper

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Poltical ambitions and achievements
Erasmus’ political ambitions were to change the Catholic Church….he wanted a reformation of the Church. (source: ik hahaha, nee echt dat heb ik zelf bedacht net )
A reformation means: the religious movement in the sixteenth century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches. (source:
Erasmus was very critical of some rituals the Catholic Church supported, for example: believe in saints. going on pilgrimages only God could pardon your sins not the Church.
His beliefs about studying to find your own religion brought to literacy. ( boek history )
He made a new edition of The New Testament.
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And he was one of the most important and influential scholars. amusing quotes from the noted scholar and translator Erasmus was, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
I personally think this is a very nive quote!
Erasmus was humanist, first that meant that someone just studied Latin and Greek, but now it means:someone beliefs in the benefits of education. He prepared new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament but he was also responsible for many other infuential writings that changed people minds.The New Testament was this book that was used as the primary source-text for Martin Luther to translate the New Testament into German for the first time in 1522. ( source:
Maybe you think Erasmus supported protestant ideals, but not really, he was against the opinions and behavior of people who favor extreme changes. He remains one of early Renaissance contentious persons. (source :
He believed what the church needed was not institutional reform but ‘’ true
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