Katona, Emeric

Katona, Emeric, of Abaujvar, a Hungarian Protestant controversialist, was born at Uifalon in 1572. He became rector of the college of Szepsi in 1593, but resigned in 1595 to study theology at Wittenberg and Heidelberg for two years and a half, and then returned to his country. He became successively rector of Patak (in 1599), preacher at the court of George Ragoczi, prince of Transylvania, pastor of Szepsi, Goenczin, and Karextur, and died Oct. 22, 1610. He wrote De Libero Arbitrio, contra theses Andrece Sarofi; Antipapismus; Tractatus de Patrum, conciliorum et traditionum Auctoritate circa fidei dogmata, cultus idem moresque vivendi (Francfort, 1611, 8vo, with a Life of the author by Pareus). See Czvittinger, Specimen

Hungariae Literatae, p. 199; Horanyi, Nova Memoria Hungarorum, ii, 304.

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