Drexelius, Jeremias

Drexelius, Jeremias a Jesuit, was born at Augsburg in 1581, entered the order of Jesuits at 17, was for 23 years preacher at the court of the elector Maximilian I, and died at Munich in 1638. The people worshipped him as a saint. He wrote a number of works on practical religion, which have been used even by Protestants. Collections of his works have been several times published, and some of his productions have been translated into different languages. His works, in complete editions, appeared at Cologne, 1715; Mainz, 1645; Munich, 1628; Antwerp, 1657-60. There is a new edition of his Reflections on Eternity (Lond. 1844, 12mo).

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