Couturier, Jean

Couturier, Jean a French theologian, brother of Jacob, was born at Minot, near La Montague, Burgundy, in 1730. He completed his studies at Langres, entered the Jesuit order, and taught rhetoric successively at Langres, Verdun, Pont-a-Mousson, and Nancy. At the time of the suppression of the Jesuits he was appointed curate at Lery. In 1791 he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the new constitution, and was incarcerated soon after, but, being liberated in 1795, he resumed his functions, and, in spite of legal remonstrance, continued them until his death, at Lery, March 22, 1799. He wrote, Catechisme Dogmatique et Moral (Dijon, 1821, 1832): — La Bonne Journee (ibid. 1822,1825; Coutances, 1827): — Abrege de la Doctrine Chretienne (Dijon, 1822, 1823): — L'Histoire de Tobie (ibid. 1823): — and a large number of Controversies, Meditations, Sermons, etc., remaining in MS. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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