The influence of Erasmus in Michael ServetusWorks


By Jaume De Marcos, Instituto de Estudios Sijenenses Miguel Servet 05 February 2007

After the celebration of our 30th Anniversary in Villanueva de Sijena(October 2006), some members of the Michael Servetus Institute devoted all their efforts to edit a new book on Michael Servetus, which we believe will contribute to a better understanding of Servetus' thought.

The Michael Servetus Institute is delighted to inform you of the recent publication of the essay by Jaume de Marcos: “The influence of Erasmus in Michael Servetus' Works”. In this essay, which has been edited in English and Spanish, Jaume de Marcos analyzes in detail the main elements of Erasmus’ works that can be spotted in Michael Servetus’ works. He also identifies the main similarities and differences amongst both humanists, and the influence that both had in the Post-Servetian Antitrinitarian churches.

This essay is based upon Jaume’s research while he was studying a Master in History of Religions in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain). Histutor in this research was Dr. Lluís Duch, a monk inthe Monastery of Monserrat, who is acknowledged to beone of the Spanish leading scholars in Reformation studies. Given the interesting nature of this research, the Institute is specially thankful to Jaume de Marcos for his devotion in completing this publication, as well as to Dr. Ana Gómez Rabal for her help in editing the essay.

Jaume de Marcos Andreu was born June 25, 1961, in Barcelona, Spain. He has a B.A. in Anglo-Germanic Philology (1987) and a Master in History of Religions (2005), both from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In 1989 he discovered Unitarian Universalism and quickly became quite active in the European Unitarian Universalists network (EUU). In 1996 and 1998 he participated in Unitarian Universalist Leadership Seminars in Germany. In 2000 he started the Unitarian Universalist Religious Society of Spain. He became a counsellor of the Michael Servetus Institute in 2004 and nowadays he is also on the board of directors of the UNESCO Association for Interfaith Dialog and the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.

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