Wisely Reading the Adages of Erasmus in Foolish Times

By |2020-03-22T11:59:18-05:00July 26th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Great Books, Literature, Robert M. Woods|Tags: |

The adages of Erasmus often provide philosophical and religious insight with social and political commentary. It is stunning how relevant many of the adages are to our own time. The Adages of Erasmus, compiled by William Barker (University of Toronto Press, 2001, 384 pages) Reading wisdom literature in any age is wise. Reading wise [...]

Erasmus on the Christian Middle Ages

By |2016-11-26T09:52:23-06:00August 12th, 2011|Categories: Quotation|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 [...]