Reading this book can make you human again.
The book is published together with the Letter to Martin Dorp, defending Praise of Folly to Dorp against charages of being insulting to theologians in general.
If your are interested in issues of religious faith, church history, theology or the early Renaissance, this is a must read.
Praise of Folly is an imagined speech by Folly, defending herself as important to the happiness of mankind. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph M. Reninger
The essay is quite good -- and from an excellent man of letters. I hope that you will value it as much as IPublished 5 months ago by Marc M. Mahan
Listen, if you want to git a handle on one of the most misunderstood men in history, then read what he wrote. You will quickly find that most history books got it wrong. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark-Alexandria VA
Erasmus is not easy to digest, but the font, size, etc., make this work easier to read. It's not what I expected -- I thought this would be Erasmus praising folly; instead, it is... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mousestealth
Erasmus was unapologeticly the "Andy Rooney" of the 16th Century. Willing to take on the establishment of his day - whether it be Princes or Popes, "Praise of Folly" brings the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Edward J. Barton
Folly is something that we deal with daily, so we can relate with "her." Reading this book gives one many takeaways, yet the main takeaway is that the way humans think... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Irving Duffy
I down loaded this, a free book, to fill up my kindle. I have yet to read it. But it's a classic, so there.Published 17 months ago by chris pederson
For those of us who think folly is something modern, we will be comforted that we have much company in this regard. Read morePublished 18 months ago by TF from the Hudson Valley
This book was written by Erasmus, but it is presented as a first person narrative of Folly, the god responsible for foolishness. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jim D.