Gravina, Dominico

Gravina, Dominico an Italian theologian, was born at Naples in 1580. He entered the order of St. Dominic, and studied theology; taught in several convents of his order the interpretation of the Scriptures; in 1608 was advanced to the grade of a licensed theologian at Rome, where he was professor several years in the College of La Minerva, and was selected occasion ally to address the pope. He died at Rome in 1643. Some of his principal works are, Catholicae Praescriptiones, Adversus omnes Veteres et Nostri Temporis Haereticos (Naples, 1619): — Pro Sacro Fidei Catholicae et Apostolica Deposito, etc. (ibid. 1629): — Ad Discernendas Veras a Falsis Visionibus et Revelationibus Lapis Lydius (1638). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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