Arraes (or Arraiz), Amador

Arraes (or Arraiz), Amador a Portuguese theologian, bishop of Portalegre, was born in 1530. He studied philosophy and theology, gave his attention to preaching, and became chaplain, of king Sebastian. Philip II made him bishop of Portalegre. He performed the episcopal functions until 1596, when he resigned them and retired to the University of Coimbra. Arraes died in 1600. He wrote, Dialogos Ml-orais (Coimbra, 1589):-Dialogi decem de Divina Providentia (1604). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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