Dr Robert Sider (1956, Theology) leads scholarship on Erasmus and his vast collection of works
‘When Erasmus, at Cambridge in 1512, began to mark up his copy of the Vulgate Bible with a few alternative Latin translations and a biting comment here and there in Latin, he could not have guessed that his work would grow over the next twenty-three years into the twenty volumes currently being produced as annotated translations in The Collected Works of Erasmus’, writes Robert Sider (1956, Theology).
Dr Robert D. Sider (1956, Theology) has recently published two texts which shine a light on the work of the Dutch humanist, catholic priest and scholar, Erasmus.
The New Testament Scholarship of Erasmus: An Introduction, with the Prefaces and Ancillary Writings (2019) is a companion to the full range of Erasmus’ scholarship on the New Testament. It covers all the major documents in the five editions of the New Testament, as well as separate Latin editions.
Erasmus on the New Testament (2020) focuses on specific aspects of Erasmus’ scholarship, including his paraphrases on Pauline Epistles and his reflections on his New Testament projects.
Sider’s publications are a cumulation of his extensive studies in theology, classics and history. He is the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Classical Languages at Dickinson College and an adjunct professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan.
Both texts were published by the University of Toronto Press. Find out more about The New Testament Scholarship of Erasmus: An Introduction, with the Prefaces and Ancillary Writings (2019) here, and about Erasmus on the New Testament (2020) here.