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Noun: Erasmus  i'raz-mus
  1. Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    - Desiderius Erasmus, Gerhard Gerhards, Geert Geerts

Type of: humanist, theologian, theologiser [Brit], theologist, theologizer

Encyclopedia: Erasmus, Brooklyn