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Francis de Sales
b. August 21, 1567 – d. December 28, 1622 • Apologist • Author • Bishop • Roman catholic
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Francis de Sales, St
Francis de Sales, St (1567–1622), Bp. of Geneva from 1602, and one of the leaders of the *Counter-Reformation. Born at the castle of Sales in Savoy, he was educated at Annecy, Paris (1578–88; first at the Collège de *Clermont and then at the *Sorbonne), and Padua (1588–92), reading theology and law.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
François de Sales, Saint
François de Sales, Saint(1567–1622). The French churchman St. François de Sales served as Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva and was active in the struggle against Calvinism. He also cofounded the order of Visitation Nuns and wrote the widely translated devotional classic Introduction to a Devout Life.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Francis de Sales
Francis de Sales (1567–1622). Bishop, writer, and founder of a congregation of nuns. He is better known for his spirituality and sermons than for his theology. In fact, he was more of an apologist than a theologian, since many of his writings refute those of ⇒Calvin. In spite of this, he influenced theology
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Francis de Sales
Francis de SalesOne of the leaders of the Counter-Reformation, Francis de Sales (1567–1622) was born at the castle of Sales in Savoy and educated in Paris. He was ordained priest in 1593, and became bishop of Geneva in 1602. He wrote Introduction to the Devout Life (1609) and Treatise on the Love of
Who’s Who in Christian History
Francis of Sales
Francis of Sales (1567–1622)Roman Catholic bishop, apologist, and writerFrancis was born in Savoy (France) to a large, aristocratic family of devout Roman Catholics. From childhood he had a deep, although secret, desire to be a priest. He studied first at the University of Paris and then at Padua,