Couet (Lat Covetus), Jacques

Couet (Lat. Covetus), Jacques a French Reformed theologian, was born at Paris in 1546. Being an adherent of the Reformed Church, he had to leave his country, and on his way to Basle in 1577 held a controversy with Faustus Socinus, against whom he wrote his De Satisfactione Christi. In 1588 he was appointed pastor of the French Church at Basle, where he died, January 18, 1608. Besides the work already mentioned, he wrote, Reponse a Ceux qui Croient Presence du Corps de Christ dans la Cene (1588): — Reponses Chretiennes a Lescalle (1593): — Apologia de Justificatione (1594): — Traite de la Predestination (1599): — Conference Faite a Nancy (1600): — Traite du Christianisme (1602). See Haag, France Protestante; Bulletin du Protestantisme Francais, 12:265 sq.; 16:353 sq.; Chretien

Evangelique, 1868, pages 135-140; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religienses, s.v. (B.P.)

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