Molanus (Vermeulen), John
Molanus (Vermeulen), John a Belgian theologian of some note, was born at Lille in 1533. He was educated at Louvain, and there obtained the doctorate in 1570, and then taught theology for several years. By different publications he called attention to his learning, and gradually gained favor at the court and at Rome. He was made a canon of the church of St. Peter, and director of a seminary then founded at Louvain. He died September 18, 1585. Baronius pays him great homage in the preface to his Martyrologe Romain. Molanus published: De Picturis et Imaginibus sacris (Louvain, 1570, 1574, 1595, 8vo): — De Historia sacrarum Imaginum et Picturarum, lib. 4; Theologie des peintres, sculpteurs, et dessinateurs (Paris, 1765, 12mo): — Annales urbis Louvaniensis ac obsidionis illius historia (Louvain, 1572, 4to): — Calendarium Ecclesiasticum (Anvers, 1574,12mo): — Defide haereticis servanda, lib. 3; quartus item defide rebellibus servanda, et quintus defide ac Juramento quae a tyrannis exiquantur (Cologne, 1584): — De piis Testamentis (Cologne, 1584,1661, 8vo): — Theologiae practicae
Compendium (Cologne, 1585, 1590, 8vo): — Orationes III de agnis Dei, de decimis dandis et de decimis recipiendis (Cologne, 1587, 8vo): — De Canonicis, lib. 3 (Cologne, 1587, 8vo): — Militia sacra Ducum ac Princium Brabantiae cum annotat. Petri Lourvii (Anvers, 1592, 8vo): — Medicorum ecclesiasticum Diarium (Louvain, 1595, 8vo): — Bibliotheca materiarum Theologica quae a quibus auctoribus, quum antiquis, tum recentioribus, sint pertractae (Cologne, 1618, 4to).