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Jacques-Béngine Bossuet
b. September 27, 1627 – d. April 12, 1704 • Bishop • Politician • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne
Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne (1627–1704), French preacher and Bp. of Meaux. The fifth son of a judge in the Parlement of Dijon, he was educated first at the *Jesuit school at Dijon, later at Metz (whither his father had removed), and at the age of 13 appointed to a canonry in Metz cathedral. In 1642 he
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Bossuet
Bossuet (Jacques Benigne) (1627–1704).—A French prelate, and celebrated pulpit orator, historian, and theological writer; was born at Dijon; died at Paris. He was preceptor to the Dauphin in 1670–81, and became Bishop of Meaux in 1681. His chief works are Exposition of the Catholic Doctrine; Discourse
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Bossuet, Jacques Bénigne
Bossuet, Jacques Bénigne (1627–1704). Catholic bishop of Meaux, in France, possibly one of the greatest religious orators of all time. As a theologian, he distinguished himself by his writings against the Protestants and by his opposition to the mystical quietism of Madame de ⇒Guyon and François ⇒Fénelon,
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne (1627–1704)
BOSSUET, JACQUES-BÉNIGNE (1627–1704)Educated by Jesuits (Dijon) and mentored by Nicolas Cornet (Paris), Bossuet served as Archdeacon of Metz (1652), Bishop of Condom (1669) and Bishop of Meaux (1681). He was a gifted speaker, gaining a considerable reputation from his sermons and orations. Many of these
Who’s Who in Christian History
Bossuet, Jacques Benigne
BOSSUET, JACQUES BENIGNE (1627–1704)French preacher, theologian, and controversialistBorn in Dijon (France), Bossuet started his education at the Jesuit school there, continuing it at the College de Navarre in Paris. Ordained to the priesthood and earning his doctorate in 1652, he became canon and