Alvarez, Diego (2)
Alvarez, Diego a Spanish Dominican friar, was born at Rio Seco, in Old Castile, near the middle of the 16th century. He taught theology for thirty years in Spain and at Rome, to which latter place he was sent in 1596 in order to sustain the doctrine of St. Thomas against the disciples of Molina in the.assemblies of De Auxiliis; but he left to his companion Lemos the brilliant part of this celebrated dispute. He died at Naples. in 1635. He published, in defence of the opinions of his order, De Auxiliis Divince Gratice (Lyons, 1611): — Concordia Liberi Arbitrii cum Prcedestinatione (ibid. 1622). These works gained for him the archbishopric of Trani, in the kingdom of Naples. He was considered the chief theologian of his school, and was the author of certain commentaries upon Isaiah and upon the Sumnma of St. Thomas; he is also the author of several learned works, as De Incarnatione Divini Verbi Disput. 80 (Lugduni, 1614): — De Origine Pelagianoe Heresis, etc. (Trani, 1629). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.