Wisely Reading The Adages of Erasmus in Foolish Times

By |2016-10-14T08:32:22-05:00July 26th, 2013|Tags: |

Reading wisdom literature in any age is wise. Reading wise sayings in a foolish age will mark one quickly as a contrarian, but being wise where folly is as pervasive as oxygen is essential for survival. Of all the gifts that Desiderius Erasmus passed on to western civilization, his collection of adages (The Adages [...]

Erasmus on the Christian Middle Ages

By |2016-11-26T09:52:23-05:00August 12th, 2011|Tags: |

I saw monarchy without tyranny, aristocracy without factions, democracy without tumult, wealth without luxury… Would that it had been your lot, divine Plato, to come upon such a republic.—on the Christian Middle Ages. For more on the Christian Tradition visit The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal [...]