Erasmus Vs Calvin Research Paper

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The worldviews of Erasmus and Calvin are similar in that they both viewed Christian faith as the foundational truth. However, Erasmus chose to remain faithful to the Catholic Church and Calvin believed in and created many of the doctrines of the Reformation. Erasmus’ commitment to the traditional practices of Catholicism was paralleled in his commitment to the traditional hereditary ruling elite and an educational system designed for the ruling elite. In contrast, Calvin created a new worldview based on the importance of educating everyone to read the Bible in their own language. Erasmus’ support of the existing Catholic system meant that Mass was only in Latin and scripture was only accessible to those who could read Latin. Although both

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