Erasmus

Definitions of Erasmus
  1. noun
    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)
    synonyms: Desiderius Erasmus, Geert Geerts, Gerhard Gerhards
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    humanist
    a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
    theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer
    someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
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