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Diego Laynez
b. 1512 – d. January 19, 1565 • Jesuit • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Laínez, Diego
Laínez, Diego (1512–65), second *General of the *Jesuits. After studying at the University of Alcalá, he joined St *Ignatius Loyola in Paris and with him helped to found the Society of Jesus. He was appointed professor of scholastic theology at the Sapienza at Rome, and was largely responsible for crushing
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Lainez
Lainez (James) (1512–1565).—Second general of the “Society of Jesus”; born at Almancaris, Castile; died in Rome. Assisted St. Ignatius in drawing up the statutes of the famous association and succeeded him as general in 1558. He assisted at the Council of Trent, and defended there the authority and prerogatives
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Laínez, Diego
Laínez, Diego (1512–65). Spanish Jesuit who studied theology in Paris. With Ignatius of ⇒Loyola he promoted the Catholic reformation by creating the Company of Jesus as a modern pillar of the reformation within Catholicism. As a fervent defender of the Catholic faith and a provincial of the order, L.
Who’s Who in Christian History
Laynez, James
Laynez, James (1512–1565)Founding member and second general of the JesuitsBorn in Almazan (Spain), Laynez studied philosophy and theology at Alcala between 1528 and 1533. He then moved to the University of Paris, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. In 1534 Laynez and five others took vows with Ignatius