Duguet, Jacques Joseph

Duguet, Jacques Joseph an eminent Jansenist divine, was born at Montbrison, December 9, 1649. He was ordained priest in 1677. He belonged to the Congregation of the Oratory till 1686, when the Congregation declared against Cartesianism and Jansenism. He then went to Brussels to enjoy the society of his friend Antoine Arnauld, with whose doctrinal views he thoroughly sympathized. Duguet returned to France very shortly afterwards, and spent the remainder of his life in retirement. He died at Paris October 25, 1733. His life was embittered by the theological disputes of the age; and his opposition to the bull Unigenitus, his attachment to Quesnel, whose piety and talents were akin to his own, with his general adhesion to the principles of Jansenism, caused him great annoyance from the ruling Church party. Among his works are Explication du livre de la Genese selon la methode des Saints Peres (Paris, 1732, 6 volumes, 12mo): — Explication de livre de Job (Paris, 1732, 4 volumes, 12mo): — Traite de la croix de notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ (Paris, 1713, 9 volumes): — Traites dogmatiques sur l'Eucharistie (1727, 12mo): — Conferences Ecclesiastiques (Paris, 2

volumes, 12mo): — Explication des xxv premiers chapitres d'Isaie (Paris, 1734, 6 volumes, 12mo). — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 3:535.

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