Maurice, Antoine (2)
Maurice, Antoine (2), a Swiss theologian, was born at Geneva April 11, 1716. He showed at an early age a decided taste for the physical sciences; at the age of sixteen he maintained before the celebrated professors Caames and Calendrini some theses, De Actione Solis et Lunae in aerem et aquam (Geneva, 1732, 4to), which were then considered very remarkable. He became pastor in 1748, and in 1750 succeeded his father in the theological chair. He died in Geneva July 23, 1795. He has left some dissertations on philosophical and theological points: De Musica in Sacris (Geneva, 1771, 4to): — De Fide veterum Judaeorum circa futurum post hanc vitam statum (ibid. 1780, 8vo): — De Tolerantia apud Ethnicos (ibid. 1790, 4to); — and in MS. a Histoire ecclesiastique. See Senebier, Hist. litter. de Geneve; Mensel, Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.