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Erasmus did not receive the last rites of the Catholic Church; and nowhere in the reports of his death does it suggest he asked for a priest. This reflects his view that outward signs were not important; what mattered was the believer’s direct relationship with God. (Jan Van Herwaarden, Between Saint James and Erasmus: Studies in Late Medieval Religious Life, Leiden, 2003, p. 529)

Eramus wrote the famous Textus Receptus strongly associated with both Luther’s Bible (for Germans) and the KJV.

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