Huisseau, Jacques D, 2

Huisseau, Jacques d', 2, another French minister and theologian, who flourished in the 17th century. But little is known of his early life. He was professor of theology at Saumur and rendered himself famous by his La disciple des Eglises Reformees de France, avec uen recueil des observations et questions sur la plupart des articles tiré des actes des synodes nationaux (1650,4to, probably published at Saumur; Geneva, 1666, 4to; Bionne, near Orleans, 1675, 12mo). The great success which followed this work estranged from him many of his acquaintances and associates in the Church, who envied his prospects, and who even presented complaints against him in 1656, meeting, however, with no encouragement from the superiors of Huisseau. In 1670 he published La Reunion du Christianisme, ou la matiere de rejoindre les Chretiens dans une seule Confession de foi (Saumur, 12mo). It favored the union of all who believed in Christ as the God or man Savior, and was attacked by L. Bastide in his Remarques sur un livre intitule "La reunion," etc. (1670, 12mo), and it was condemned by the Synod of Anjou. Huisseau endeavored to explain his views, but the synod declined to give him a hearing, and finally deposed him from the priesthood. He immigrated to England, and was reinstated as minister without being obliged to retract. He died there before 1690, about 70 years of age. — Biographie Universelle, 57, 441.

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