Calvinus, Justus

Calvinus, Justus a Roman Catholic controversialist, was born about the year 1570, at Xanten, in Cleve. He was the son of a Calvinistic preacher. He studied at Heidelberg under the famous Junius, went to Rome, where he made the' acquaintance of Bellamin and Baronius, whose works he now studied. After his return to Germany, he joined the Church of Rome. When or where he died is not known. He published at Mayence in 1601, Pro Sacrosancta Catholica Romana Ecclesia Apologia: Epistolarum Catholicarum Liber Unus: De Latitudine Ecclesiaz Dei, et Moderata Coercitione Haereticorum. The first two works were also published in a second edition at Heidelberg in 1756. His main work is Praescriptionum Adversus Haereticos Perpetuarum ex SS. Orthodoxis Potissimum Patribus Tractatus IV (Mayence, 1602; 2d ed. 1756). See Rass, Convertitenbilder, 3:537-620; Kobler, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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