By Timothy Edwards

Ad Fontes!—Was Erasmus’ NT a Threat or a Blessing?

Why would Erasmus’ new Latin translation send a shock wave through Europe 500 years ago? The controversy surrounding Erasmus’ “revised and improved” New Testament began before it was published. Maarten Dorp wrote an open letter to Erasmus in September 1514 (although Erasmus did not receive it until May/June 1515) expressing grave concern over the idea …

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Ad Fontes—The Greek NT that Sent a ‘Shock Wave’ through Europe

Ad fontes! [Back] to the Sources! was the rallying cry of Renaissance humanism. The exponential growth in Greek and Hebrew learning in the 16th century, alongside the publication of biblical manuscripts and versions, coalesced to produce a tumultuous time in the history of the Christian church—and in particular the way it viewed Scripture. This emphasis …

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