Hermant, Godefroy

Hermant, Godefroy a French theologian, was, born at Beauvais, February 6, 1617. Having completed his, studies, he was appointed in 1642 canon at his native, place, in 1644 prior, and in 1650 doctor of the Sorbonne. In 1651 he took holy orders, and returned to Beauvais to officiate there as priest. In 1690 Hermant went to Paris to see his old friends, and on July 11 died suddenly in the street. Of his many writings we mention, Apologie poura M. Arnauld (1644-48): — La Vie de Saint Jean Chrysostome (1664 and often): — Vie de Saint Athanase (1671, 2 volumes): — Les Ascetiques de Saint Basile avec Remarques (1671-1727): — Vie de Saint Basile et de Saint Gregoire de Nazimaze (1674, 2 volumes): — Vie de Saint Ambroise (1678): — Entretiens Spirituels sur Saint Matthieu (1690, 3 volumes): — Clavis Disciplinae Ecclesiasticae, seu Index Totius Juris Ecclesiastici (1693). See Baillet, La Vie de Godefroy Hermant; Nscrologe des plus l'Celbres Defenseurs et Confesseurs de la Verite, I, 4; Abregg de l'Hist. Eccles. 12; Bayle, Dict. Historique et Critique; Hist. Generale de Port- Royal, 4:8; Biblioth. Jansen.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:655, 659, 702, 728, 884, 885, 887, 902; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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