• Nathan Ron


Erasmus’ view that everyone deserved Christianity and may find his place under its wings is explicitly a universal one, as opposed to las Casas who rejected the Christianization of “barbarians of the third kind,” as too low to ask for God. However, the racial inferiority of converted Jews (compared to “full Christians”) is significant, and the ethnological fixated hierarchy of peoples and races in general should not be overlooked. These in addition to Erasmus’ firm objection to war between rival Christian forces, but not to waging war on the Turks, is very much the essence of Erasmus’ pax et concordia.


Hierarchy Half-Christians Conversion Markish Camps Nazis 

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  • Nathan Ron
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  1. 1.School of HistoryUniversity of HaifaMount Carmel, HaifaIsrael

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