The Manual of the Christian Knight

The Manual of the Christian Knight

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Albeit, most virtuous father, that the little book, to the which I have given this name or title Enchiridion militis christiani, which many a day ago I made for myself only, and for a certain friend of mine being utterly unlearned, hath begun to mislike and displease me the less, forasmuch as I do see that it is allowed of you and other virtuous and learned men such as you be, of whom (as ye are indeed endued with godly learning, and also with learned godliness) I know nothing to be approved, but that which is both holy and also clerkly: yet it hath begun well nigh also to please and like me now, when I see it (after that it hath been so oftentimes printed) yet still to be desired and greatly called for, as if it were a new work made of late: if so be the printers do not lie to flatter me withal.He saith in another place:I seeanother law in my members repugnynge against the lawof my mind, subduing me tothe law of sin ... Paul inone man maketh two menso coupled together, that neither without other can beeither in heaven orhell: again so ... toChrist and Adam, but to us all, he added saying:As was theman ofthe earth, such are terrestrial and earthly persons. ... Andthis same thing certainly isalso the bodyof death, wherewith Paul aggrieved cried out: Oh wretch that Iam, whoanbsp;...

Title:The Manual of the Christian Knight
Author: Erasmus, Aeterna Press
Publisher:Aeterna Press -

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