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|Title:||THE PROBLEM OF PACIFISM IN THE THOUGHT OF RENAISSANCE ENGLAND AT THE BEGINNING OF XVI CENTURY|
|Author:||V. G. Tsivatyi|
L. V. Sofronova
E. A. Grigorieva
|Description:||The article analyzes the views of the "Oxford reformers" John Colet (1467-1519), Thomas More (1478-1535) and Erasmus (1469-1536) on war and peace. The study of their writings suggests that they have a common pacifist position and openly manifested negative attitude to the Italian wars (1494-1559). The authors consider that the attempt to identify the Colet-More-Erasmus’s pacifist concept as an adoption the ideas from the Florentine Neoplatonism, J. Savonarola or the Lollardism is inefficient way. For Renaissance intellectuals, the Christian love to neighbor was the most effective instrument to transform the interpersonal relations, social institutions, relations of classes and states. Such conclusion admits to decline the thesis about negative relation of Christian philosophy of non-violence with the contemporary real social practices of that time.|
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General history of Europe