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John of Ávila
b. January 6, 1499 – d. May 10, 1569 • Author • Mystic
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
John of Ávila, St
John of Ávila, St (1499/1500–69), ‘Apostle of Andalusia’. Born at Almodóvar del Campo (Ciudad Real), he first studied law at Salamanca (1513–17) and then, from 1520 to 1526, arts at Alcalá and the biblically based theology fostered there. Ordained in 1526, his plan to go to *Mexico as a missionary failed,
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
John of Ávila
John of Ávila (1500–69). An older contemporary of ⇒Teresa of Ávila, with whom he sustained an interesting correspondence. He is known as the apostle of Andalusia. His writings, published in six volumes by the Biblioteca de autores cristianos, include sermons, biblical commentaries, letters, and a series
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John of Avila
John of Avila (1502–1569)Roman Catholic saintBorn near Toledo in the Spanish kingdom of Castile, John studied law at Salamanca (1514–1515), then turned to the ascetic life and the study of theology at Alcala. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1525. After his parents’ death he gave the family fortune