Ribas, Juan De

Ribas, Juan De, a Spanish ecclesiastic, was born at Cordova in 1612. He belonged to the Order of Dominicans, and taught for many years in the convent of St. Paul at Cordova. His death occurred Nov. 4, 1687. Besides sermons and some ascetic treatises, he wrote, Sueldo al Cesar y a Dios su Gloria (1663, fol.): this appeared under the name of Jose de Zais. Many writers have attributed to Ribas the work entitled Teatro Jesuitico, etc. (Coimbra, 1654, 4to), which bears the name of Francisco de la Piedad. This treatise speaks with great severity of the Jesuits, and was burned by order of the Inquisition. Ribas denied the authorship of the work, but was known to have written others against the Jesuits, one of which is entitled Barragan botero. See Echard, Script. Ord. Proedicat.; Goujet, in Moreri's Dict. Hist.; Peignot, Dict. des Livres Condamnes, 2, 154; Brunet, Manuel du Libraire.

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