Ideas of Desiderius Erasmus, by Theme

[Dutch, 1466 - 1536, Educated in Holland. Augustinian monk from 1487. Met More in England in 1499. Died in Basel.]

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29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / d. Heresy
The state should kill blasphemous heretics
     Full Idea: It is necessary for the preservation of the state to kill heretics that are blasphemous and seditious.
     From: Desiderius Erasmus (works [1506]), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 20.2
     A reaction: He was much more tolerant of heretics who kept quiet.