Desiderius Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical erudite who wrote in a pure Latin style. He was critical of the abuses within the Church. The author remained a member of the Roman Catholic Church during all his life.
In Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in 1509. The main hero praised self-deception and madness and motioned to a satirical examination of devout but superstitious abused of Catholic doctrine and corrupt practices in parts of the Roman Catholic Church. Read the story till the end to know about author’s sentiment about reforms in a Church system!