Jabineau, Henri

Jabineau, Henri a French religious writer, born at Etampes near the opening of the last century, was, after completing his studies at Paris, appointed professor at the Vitry-le-Frangais College on his refusal to subscribe the formulary generally submitted before a candidate is permitted to enter the priesthood. But his attainments were of such superior order that the archbishop of Chàlons-sur-Marne waived this obligation; and Jabineau was consecrated a priest. He then became rector at the College of Vitry. But he soon exchanged the rostrum for the pulpit, where, on account of his liberal views, he was several times interdicted. In 1768 he entered the lawyer's profession, and during the Revolution wrote a number of vehement articles against the French clergy of the Roman Catholic Church. He died in July 1792, shortly before the publication of the decree of the National Assembly against priests (Aug. 26, 1792). The most important of his writings are, Competence de la puissance temporelle relativement à l'erection et a let suppression des sieges èpiscopaux (Par. 1760, 8vo; 1790, and often): — Exposition des principes de labfoi Catholique sur l'Eglise, recueillie des instructions familieres de l. Jab (published shortly after his death, Par. 1792, 8vo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 26:142.

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