Holden, Henry, Dd
Holden, Henry, D.D.
a distinguished English Roman Catholic controversialist, was born in Lancashire in 1596. He studied at the Seminary of Douai, and afterwards went to Paris, where he took the degree of D.D. He became a priest in the parish of St. Nicholas du Chardonnet. Much of his time was devoted to literary labors, which placed him among the most renowned theologians of that period. He died in 1665. His principal work is Analysis Fidei (Paris, 1652, 8vo; 2nd ed. by Barbon, 1767, 12mo; translated into English by W. G., 1658 4to). Dupiln commends this book very highly. In 1660 he published Novum Testamenetum, with marginal notes, and a Letter to Arnauld on predestination and grace. See Dupin, Eccles. Writers, cent. 17; Allibone. Dictionary of Authors, 1, 863; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 24, 935