Petri (Lat for Peeters), Barthelemi

Petri (Lat. for Peeters), Barthelemi a Belgian theologian, was born about 1547 at Op-Linter, near Tirlemont. After having taught philosophy for ten years at Louvain, in order to escape the miseries of war he was obliged to retire to Douai (1580), where he was provided with a canonicate and a theological chair. A zealous Thomist, he bequeathed all his wealth to the Dominicans. He died at Douai February 26, 1630. 'His works are mostly scholastic, with some ecclesiastical history borrowed from Baronius; the most carefully written are a commentary upon the Acts of the Apostles (Douai, 1622, 4to), and some Praeceptiones logicae (ibid. 1625, 12tno). He prepared a good edition of the Summa of St. Thomas (ibid. 1614, fol.), and published the commentaries of Estius upon the epistles of St. Paul and St. John (ibid. 1614-1616, 2 volumes, fol.). See Foppeus, Bibl. Belgica; Paquot, Memoires, volume 8. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 39:757.

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