'He deserves to be better known and to be more widely enjoyed. Contemporaries called this razor-sharp writer one of the wonders of the world. This attractive presentation of him is painted largely in his own words from his masterly letters. David Bentley-Taylor lays before us the many-sided genius of Erasmus in an easily accessible form.'
David Wright, (1937-2008) Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, New College, University of Edinburgh
...an attractive little book which gives the reader much insight into the crucial early days of the Reformation period.