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The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ

Series: Erasmus Studies

This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus’ work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application of Stoicism to Christianity.

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Ross Dealy is a retired associate professor from St. John’s University.


George Lazaroiu:

"The Stoic Origins of Erasmus’ Philosophy of Christ contains many interesting ideas, which Dealy presents in an engaging way and is a welcome addition to the literature. "

D.A. Brown:

‘This meticulous study of 16th century thinking can be dense, but the picture of Erasmus that emerges will prove worth the effort.’

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;