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  Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the invention of the movable-type printing press. His greatest accomplishment was the first print run of the Bible in Latin, the language of the church. It took three years to print two hundred copies, a miraculously speedy achievement in a […]

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The Problem of Erasmus’ Egg

“Did Luther hatch the egg which Erasmus laid?” This question is an old favorite of history examiners who in school and college endeavor to confront their students with the necessity of relating the Renaissance and the Reformation. The question, however, is not exactly objective for it implies that the Reformation was nothing more than an extension of the […]

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