Rivet (De Champvernon), Guillaume

Rivet (De Champvernon), Guillaume, brother of Andre, was born at Saint-Maxent, May 2, 1580. He was ordained in 1601, and was pastor of the church at Saillebourg. He was member of various synods, and assisted at the political assembly of Saumur. He died in 1651. Rivet was a man of great prudence; and though his learning was not so extensive as that of his brother, his mind was fully as clear and forcible. Of his writings we mention, Libertatis Ecclesiasticoe Defensio (Geneva, 1625, 8vo): — De la Defense des Droits de Dieu (Saumur, 1634, 8vo): — Vindicioe Evangelicoe de Justificatione (Amst. 1648, 4to). These works are very rarely to be found.

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