Meganck, Francois Dominique

Meganck, Francois Dominique a noted Dutch theologian and valiant defender of the cause of the Jansenists, was born at Menin about 1683; studied at the University of Louvain, and then devoted himself wholly to the polemical field of theology. At first he wielded his pen only, but after a time he entered the pulpit also, determined to combat the Romanism of the Ultramontanes. He was a member at the council, in 1763, at Utrecht. He died at Leyden, Oct. 12,1775. His principal works are, Refutation abregee du Traite du Schisme (1718, 12mo; Paris, 1791, 8vo) :-Defense des contrats de vente rachetables des deux c6tes (1730,4to):-Primaute de Saint Pierre et de ses Successeurs (1763 and 1772, 12mo). In the last-named work he questions the pope's supremacy over a council.

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