Renaissance Italy: The Differences Between Northern Humanism And Northern Humanism

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Register to read the introduction… “The learned man would appear to take a higher place in Erasmus' hierarchy, and to approach God more closely, than the humble man, the poor in spirit. In his philosophy, the degree of knowledge determines man's position: he who knows most approximates the divine most closely”. It was Erasmus’s claim that if Christians were educated through the art of reasoning taught by the classics then all social issues of mankind would be solved.
It is clear that the distinctive differences between Italian humanism and Northern humanism were all factored by either the irrelevance of God or the dependence upon God. It is said by an old familiar adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, this adage can be applied to underscore the most contributing factor differences between Italian humanism and Northern humanism; through the famous painting by Raphael (1483-1520) titled the School of Athens, as it shows Plato pointing upwards and Aristotle pointing outwards to the surroundings of the
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