Barcos, Martin De

Barcos, Martin De, a French theologian, was born at Bayonne in 1600. He was a nephew of John Duvergier de Hauranne, a famous abbot of St. Cyran, and his master was Jansenius, bishop of Ypres, then professor of theology at Louvtain. He had charge of the education of the son of Arnauld of Andilly, and in 1644 succeeded his uncle in the Abbey of St. Cyran, where he introduced certain reforms. His intimacy with Dr. Anthony Arnauld caused him to play an important part in the disputes concerning Jansenism. He died Aug. 22, 1678. His principal works are, La Grandeur de l'Eglise Romaine etcblie nsur I'Autoriti de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul: — Traiti de l'Autorite de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul, qui ?eside -dans le Pape, Successeur de. ces deux Apdtres (1645): — De la Foi, de l'Esperance, et de la Charite (1691): — Exposition de la Foi de Eglise Romaine touchant la Grace et Id Predestination (Cologne, 1700 or 1697); this first appeared anonymously in 1697, and was seized and condemned by the archbishop of Paris and Noailles. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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