Erasmus, methodological belief, and intellectual hospitality

Added on by Keegan Osinski.

If you can get past the groan-worthy first sentence (gimme a break, it was years  ago), there's a lot of good stuff in this paper, I think. The idea of "intellectual hospitality" is something that I strive to enact when I engage with others, and I think we can learn a lot more when we are more hospitable.

Also, I just really love Erasmus. 

Abstract: With the assumption that creative interpretation of the past helps us set a trajectory for the future, I explore the life and work of Erasmus of Rotterdam and his role on the “frontier” of Reformation thought in the Western Church. I will argue that his mode of humanistic dialectic serves as an especially promising manner of education, particularly in the area of theology. Further, I investigate the concept of “intellectual hospitality,” and how people—especially students—receive and process information. I relate the practice of methodological belief (as opposed to Cartesian methodological doubt) to Erasmus’s understanding of education and Christianity, and how theological education should be approached by both students and teachers.

 

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