Argonne, Noel

Argonne, Noel a Carthusian who was born at Paris in 1634, 'and died at Gaillon in 1704, published in 1688 a work entitled Traite de la Lecture des Peres de Eglise. The second edition was published in 1697, and is divided into four parts. Part i treats of the authority of the holy fathers, by whom he intends the doctors of the first twelve centuries. He remarks that Protestants are agreed neither as to who are to be considered as the fathers of the Church, nor as to thee degree of deference to be paid to their writings. In pt. ii he treats of the necessity of scholastic theology; in pt. iii he delivers a scheme for reading the fathers with advantage; and in pt. iv he speaks of the use to be made of these writers,

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