Abra De Raconis, Charles Francois

Abra De Raconis, Charles Francois, French bishop, was born in 1580 at Castle Raconis, in the diocese of Chartres. In 1592 he joined the Church of Rome; in 1609 was appointed professor of philosophy at Paris; in 1615 was made professor of theology; and in 1618 royal court preacher. In 1637 he was appointed bishop of Lavaur, and retired in 1643 to Paris, where he died, July 16, 1646. He wrote, Examen et Jugement du Livre de la Frequente Comnmunion (Paris, 1644), directed against the Jansenist Anton-Arnauld. In 1645 he published Btieve-Anatomie du Libelle Anonyme 'IntituEl Reponse au Livre de M. rPEvq. de Lavaun. His works are characterized by Arnauld, who only scorned him, in the words "dont les ouvrages ont ete meprises de tous les honnetes gens." See Rass, Convertiten, 3, 445 sq.; Wetzer u. Welt, Kirchen-Lexikon (2d ed.), s.v. (B. P.)

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