Bodin, Jean

Bodin, Jean a French Roman Catholic writer, was born at Angers (about 1530. He studied at Toulouse, and died at Laon in 1596. He is the author of a work, Colloquium Heptaplomeres, published by Subrauer (Berlin, 1841). This work contains a colloquy between a Jew, a Mohammedan, a heathen, a Catholic, a Lutheran, a Reformed Protestant, and a naturalist, in which Christianity is ranked below all the other religions. Another work of his, also a dialogue, and entitled, Universce Natura Theatrum, was suppressed. See Baudillart, Jean Bodin et son Temps (Paris, 1853); Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Gieseler, Ecclesiastical History, v, 140; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B. P.)

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