Adam, Johannes

Adam, Johannes a Jesuit, was born at Limoges in 1608. He made himself known by his controversial writings against the Huguenots and Jansenists. For forty years he preached at Paris, Poitiers, Sedan, Bordeaux, and other cities, making proselytes wherever he could. His work, Calvin Defait par Soy- mesme et par les Armes de St. Augustin (1650), elicited a rejoinder from the famous Jansenist, cardinal Noris. Against the unCatholic Heures de Port-Royal of Maistre de Sacy, Adam published, in 1651, the Heures Catholiques. When Innocent X condemned Jansenism, Adam published Le Tombeau du Jansenisme (1654): — La Conduite des Fideles par les Regles de la Foi (1656). During the session of the Reformed synod held at Laudun in 1659, he converted the Calvinist Cottibi, who, in the year following, joined the Church of Rome. When the Jesuits erected a college at Sedan, he became its rector, and published, in 1671, Le Triomphe de la Ste. Eucharistie ou la Presence Reelle. contre le l'Ministre Claude. He died at Bordeaux, May 12, 1684. See R. Bauer in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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