Nave (Lat Navaeus), Joseph De
Nave (Lat. Navaeus), Joseph de a Belgian theologian, was born at Viesme, near Liege, in 1651. He was professor of philosophy at Louvain, and in the Seminary of Liege. He was provided with a prebend in the cathedral of St. Paul, but resigned his benefice on account of feeble health. His connections with Opstraet, Arnauld, Du Vancel, and Quesnel show that he shared their sentiments; and the last having addressed to him a letter some days before his death, he requested it to be placed in his coffin with a New Testament. He died at Liege April 10, 1705. We have of his works, Memoir containing Reasons for not withdrawing the Seminary of Liege from the Control of the Secular Theologians. This memoir, written in Latin, offers details as curious as piquant. It was translated into French by P. Quesnel, but it did not have the effect that Nave expected. The Jesuits took possession of the seminary. which gave occasion for another article, Deuix lettres d'un ecclesiastique de Liege (1699, 4to and 12mo): — Le fondement de la conduite la vie et a la piete Chretienne (Liege, 1705, 12mo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.