Erasmus and the Word of God


Let us all, therefore, with our whole heart covet [the Word of God], let us embrace it, let us continually occupy ourselves with it, let us fondly kiss it, at length let us die in its embrace, let us be transformed by it.

Paraclesis, in Christian Humanism and the Reformation, 3rd ed., ed. by John C. Olin (New York: Fordham University Press, 1987), 108.

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