Almain, Jacques

Almain, Jacques a French theologian, was born at Sens, became professor in the college at Navarre, where he had studied under John Major, in 1512. He was one of the greatest theologians of his time, and a follower of Scotus and Occam. In 1511 he took his doctor's degree, and very shortly after was chosen by the faculty of theology to reply to the work of Cajetan, on the superiority of the pope to a general council. In 1515 he died, in the very prime of life. Among his works are De Auctoritate Ecclesiae seu S. Conciliorum eam representantium, etc., contra Th. de Vio (Par. 1512, and in Gerson's works, Dupin's edition); De Potestate Ecclesiastica et laicali (an exposition of the decisions of Occam; in Gerson, and also in the edition of his works published at Paris in 1517); Moralia (Paris, 1525, 8vo). — Cave, Hist. Lit.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. 1, 270; Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 2, 179; Dupin, Eccl. Writers, cent. 16.

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