Anglus, Thomas

Anglus, Thomas a Roman Catholic theologian, was born in England in 1582. and died July 6, 1676. He was for some time principal of the English College at Lisbon, and assistant principal of the English College at Douai. He lived for a lonr time at Rome and Paris, defended the peripatetic philosophy against Descartes, tried to develop the theological doctrines of freedom and grace from Aristotelian principles, and was involved in a controversy with the Molinists (q.v.) and the Jansenists. He wrote a number of mystical books, most of which have been put into the Index. His principal works are: De mundo (Paris, 1642); Institutiones peripateticce (Lyons, 1646); Institutiones theologicce (1652). He assumed sometimes the names Candidus, Albius, Bianchi, and Richworth, but his true name seems to have been White. — Biog. Britannica, s.v.; Bayle.

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