'Academic publishing does not get any better than this: durably bound, expertly annotated, beautifully translated editions of the works of one of the finest scholars in the illustrious history of the Christian Church.' -- Michael Bauman, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 'The Toronto Erasmus project is a magnificent achievement, one of the scholarly triumphs of our time. The succession of fine volumes - both in quality of content and of design and production - since the edition began in 1974 has continued to fulfil the original promise of the distinguished team of editors and the equally distinguished advisory committee.' -- Lisa Jardin, Common Knowledge 'The Collected Works of Erasmus project has long since established a new standard for scholarly translation series to emulate. Not only have the English versions represented Erasmus' writings in crisp and accessible language, but meticulous editorial scholarship has placed the author's thought and work in their proper intellectual contexts.' -- Jerry H. Bentley, Renaissance Quarterly
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. John N. Grant is a professor emeritus in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. Denis L. Drysdall retired as chairperson and associate professor of Romance Languages from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, where he remains a research associate.