Engelen (Lat Angelis), Willem Van

Engelen (Lat. Angelis), Willem Van a Dutch theologian, was born at Bois-le-Duc, September 1, 1583. He commenced his studies in his native town, and finished them at Louvain, under the direction of Rausin, Follega, and Malderus. In 1606 he taught both Greek and philosophy at the College of Porc;. was received into orders in 1607; in 1614 appointed canon of St. Pierre and professor of morals; in 1616 elected president of the College of Viglius, and was made doctor of theology on October 11 of the same year; in 1646 became president of the College of Pope Adrian VI; in 1648 was appointed to the bishopric of Ruremond, but died at Louvain, February 3, 1649, without having received his bulla from Rome, He was celebrated in dogmatical theology and scholastics, and vigorously opposed the doctrines of Jansenius. He left, Den Deckmantel des Catholyckenaems, etc. (Louvain, 1630), which specially attacked Vaet, Udemans, van Swalmen, and AEverwyn: Relation des Troubles a Louvain, etc. (1641): Protestatio Theologarumi Lovani (1642). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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