Hervetus, Gentianus

Hervetus, Gentianus a French theologian, was born in 1499 at Olivet, near Orleans. In word and writing he combated Calvinism; was present at the colloquy of Poissy and at the council of Trent. In 1562 he was made canon of Rheims, and died in 1584. Besides a great many translations, he published of his own, Oratio ad Concilium Tridentinum (Paris, 1556, 1563): — Catechisme ou Sommaire de la Foi (1561): — Traite du Purgatoire, (1562): — Les Ruses et Finesses du Diable pour Tocher a Abolir le Saint Sacrifice de Jesus- Christ (1562). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:888; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religienses, s.v. (B.P.)

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