Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bearing the yolk

In my Church History class yesterday, the professor talked about Erasmus's publishing the Novum Instrumentum, a critical edition of the New Testament that was adopted by Protestant scholars. He quoted the aphorism, "Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched."

I volunteered that, in that case, perhaps the Renaissance humanist's book should have been called the Ovum Instrumentum.

Thankfully, my professor has a sense of humor ...