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'''The Praise of Folly''' was one of [[Erasmus]]' great works.  Written in the form of a letter to his friend [[Thomas More]], Chancellor of [[Henry VIII]], it exposes the behavior of the ruling classes and [[church]] dignitaries of the day.
 
'''The Praise of Folly''' was one of [[Erasmus]]' great works.  Written in the form of a letter to his friend [[Thomas More]], Chancellor of [[Henry VIII]], it exposes the behavior of the ruling classes and [[church]] dignitaries of the day.
  
It was works such as this which raised the issue of [[corruption within the catholic church]] and lead in turn to the events which became known as the [[Reformation]].
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It was works such as this which raised the issue of corruption within the [[Catholic Church]] and lead in turn to the events which became known as the [[Reformation]].
  
 
[http://smith2.sewanee.edu/Erasmus/pofppv.html On Line edition of The Praise of Folly]
 
[http://smith2.sewanee.edu/Erasmus/pofppv.html On Line edition of The Praise of Folly]
  
 
[[Category:books|Praise of Folly]]
 
[[Category:books|Praise of Folly]]

Revision as of 08:53, 17 June 2005

The Praise of Folly was one of Erasmus' great works. Written in the form of a letter to his friend Thomas More, Chancellor of Henry VIII, it exposes the behavior of the ruling classes and church dignitaries of the day.

It was works such as this which raised the issue of corruption within the Catholic Church and lead in turn to the events which became known as the Reformation.

On Line edition of The Praise of Folly