Friday, January 05, 2018

Who was the better scholar, Luther or Erasmus?

Dr. E. Christian Kopff's paper, presented here at the CCLE's 17th annual conference (Summer 2017) might surprise you!  Dr. Kopff analyzes the great knock-down-drag-out scholarly clash between Desiderius Erasmus (Freedom of the Will) and Martin Luther (Bondage of the Will) in their citation and use of classical writers in their famous works on free will and its limits.

Dr. Kopff (University of Colorado - Boulder and the American Academy in Rome) is the author of the remarkable book The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition (2000).

I had the privilege of being right up front for this presentation (held as a wonderful restaurant in Cheyanne, Wyoming), and it is always  great pleasure to hear Dr. Kopff speak!

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