Ozment, Steven E. The Age of Reform: 1250-1550 : An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe. New Haven, Conn. ; London: Yale University Press, 1980. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Chapter 8, “Humanism and the Reformation” pp. 290-317. Part 2, “Protestant Reformers: Biblical Humanists or New Scholastics?” pp. 302-309.
We might assume that the conflict between Luther and Erasmus in 1525 would end the interactions between humanists and Protestants. “Protestant religious reforms continued to go hand in hand with humanist educational reforms in Protestant cities and towns throughout much of the sixteenth century” (Ozment 1980, 302). The humanities were intricately related to biblical pastoral care. Both the Lutherans and the humanists had objections to Scholasticism. “Protestants made the liberal arts a handmaiden to a continuing medieval theological ideal” (Ozment 1980, 304). The Reformers wished to capture good historic practice in order to enhance their work in bringing the Gospel to the community.
Ozment affirms that humanism and scholasticism arose together in the 13th century and were not always diametrically opposed (Ozment 1980, 305). Overall, the different parties held to a basic form of Christianity. The early Renaissance humanists did not reject the will and emotions as did their later counterparts (Ozment 1980, 308). This was consistent with the Reformers, who were ready to have their wills changed by a biblical truth.