Haren, Jean De

Haren, Jean de a Belgian theologian, was born at Valenciennes about 1540. While yet a youth he went to Geneva, where he was well received by Calvin. He was present at the deathbed of the reformer (1564), and was for eighteen years a Protestant minister in several cities. He finally joined the Roman Catholic Church at Antwerp, March 3, 1586, and preached at Venloo, Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Nancy, etc. He returned to Calvinism in 1610, and died about 1620. He wrote Brief Discours des causes justes et equitables gui ont meues AM. Jean Haren, jadis ninistre, de quitter sla religion preftendue reformee, pour se ranger au giron de l'Eglise catholique, etc. (Anvers, 1587,12mo): — thirteen Catechlses contre Calvin et les calvinistes (Nancy, 1599, 12mo): — Profession catholique de Jean Haren (Nancy, 1599, 12mo): — Epitre et Demande Chretienne de Jean Haren a Ambroise Wille, ministre des estrangers walons retirez en la ville d'Aix- la-Chapelle (Nancy, 1599, 12mo). See Calmet, Bibl. de Lorraine, p. 479; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 23:380.

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