...an attractive little book which gives the reader much insight into the crucial early days of the Reformation period.
'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.'