Boulanger, Nicolas Antoine

Boulanger, Nicolas Antoine who belonged to the French encyclopaedists, was born in 1722, and died in 1759. He was an opponent of Christianity and of all revelation, and wrote, L'Antiquite Devoilee pari ses Usages (Amsterdam, 1766; Germ. transl. Greifswald, 1769): — Dissertation sur Elie et Enoch (1765). To him is also ascribed the authorship of Examen Critique de la Vie et des OEuvrages de St. Paul (London, 1770), as well as of Le Christianisme Devoile and L'Histoire Critique de la Vie de Jesus Christ, ou Analyse Raisonnee des Evangiles (eod.), which were probably written by his friend Holbach. His works were collected (Paris, 1791, 10 volumes; 1792, 8 volumes; Amsterdam, 1794, 6 volumes). See Hefele, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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