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Unformatted text preview: Literature flourished during the Renaissance This can be greatly attributed to Johannes Gutenberg In 1455 Gutenberg printed the first book produced by using moveable type. The Bible Era s m us Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus Pushed for a Vernacular form of the Bible “I disagree very much with those who are unwilling that Holy Scripture, translated into the vernacular, be read by the uneducated . . . As if the strength of the Christian religion consisted in the ignorance of it” The Praise of Folly Used humor to show the immoral and ignorant behavior of people, including the clergy. He felt people would be open minded and be kind to others. Erasmus’ Christian Humanism • Educational reform: learning based on literacy rather than the trivial exercises of scholastic philosophy. • Scholarship: new editions of ancient texts, sacred and secular. Models himself on St. Jerome: knowledge of Christianity must be based on the best sources; prepares first reliable edition of New Testament in Greek in 1516. Sir Thomas More English Humanist Wrote: Utopia A book about a perfect society Believed men and women live in harmony. No private property, no one is lazy, all people are educated and the justice system is used to end crime instead of executing criminals. Ren. Art in Northern EuropeRen....
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