Erasmus of Rotterdam as a Teacher of Christian Humanism

Katarzyna Wrońska



The text presents the life and thought of Erasmus of Rotterdam as a humanist, an educator and a priest, and then tries to describe the Erasmian concept of humanistic religious education as arising from these three levels and ways of thinking. The purpose of this research is twofold: on the one hand, it aims to recreate this historical thought with the ambition to bring out its distinguishing features; while on the other, it is assumed that this concept can be useful to those of us today who are interested or responsible for the current shape of religious education, in theory and practice.


humanism; Christianity; pedagogy; religious education; teacher; pupil; nurture

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