Controversies: Clarifications Concerning the Censures Published in Paris in the Name of the Parisian Faculty of Theology

Edited and translated by Clarence H. Miller
Introduction by Clence H. Miller and James K. Farge

© 2012

Erasmus' humanistic approach to theology and biblical exegesis presented a shocking challenge to the theologians at the University of Paris, which had been dominated by scholastic theology for centuries. He engaged in a decade-long controversy over his theological, exegetical, and ethical positions with the Theological Faculty, and especially with their director, Noël Béda.

This volume—which translates this crucial quarrel from Latin for the first time—details the formal, wide-ranging attack on Erasmus' theories printed by the faculty in 1531, along with his two replies. Erasmus published his first rebuttal in the spring of 1532, and that fall issued a second edition with substantial revisions and lengthy additions to his original text. With an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by Clarence H. Miller and James K. Farge, this volume highlights the differences between the humanist and scholastic views of genuine theology more fully and extensively than most of Erasmus' other polemical works.

Volume 82 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

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This volume—which translates this crucial quarrel from Latin for the first time—details the formal, wide-ranging attack on Erasmus' theories printed by the faculty in 1531, along with his two replies.

Controversies: Clarifications Concerning the Censures Published in Paris in the Name of the Parisian Faculty of Theology

Edited and translated by Clarence H. Miller
Introduction by Clence H. Miller and James K. Farge

© 2012

Erasmus' humanistic approach to theology and biblical exegesis presented a shocking challenge to the theologians at the University of Paris, which had been dominated by scholastic theology for centuries. He engaged in a decade-long controversy over his theological, exegetical, and ethical positions with the Theological Faculty, and especially with their director, Noël Béda.

This volume—which translates this crucial quarrel from Latin for the first time—details the formal, wide-ranging attack on Erasmus' theories printed by the faculty in 1531, along with his two replies. Erasmus published his first rebuttal in the spring of 1532, and that fall issued a second edition with substantial revisions and lengthy additions to his original text. With an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by Clarence H. Miller and James K. Farge, this volume highlights the differences between the humanist and scholastic views of genuine theology more fully and extensively than most of Erasmus' other polemical works.

Volume 82 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Erasmus
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘The volume meets the expectations of those who are familiar with the series - and that is not a small achievement.’


    Craig Kallendorf
    Neo-Latin News vol 61:1-2:2013
  • Author Information

    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), a Dutch humanist, Catholic priest, and scholar, was one of the most influential Renaissance figures. A professor of divinity and Greek, Erasmus wrote, taught, and travelled, meeting with Europe’s foremost scholars. A prolific author, Erasmus wrote on both ecclesiastic and general human interest subjects.


    James K. Farge is a senior fellow and librarian at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.



    Clarence H. Miller is an American Professor Emeritus of English at Saint Louis University.

  • Table of contents

    Introduction, by Clarence H. Miller and James K. Farge

    Clarifications Concerning the Censures Published in Paris in the Name of the Parisian Faculty of Theology

    Works Frequently Cited
    Short-title forms for Erasmus’ Works
    General Index