Sail, Andrew, Dd

Sail, Andrew, D.D.

an English divine, was born near Cashel, Ireland, about 1612, and after having studied for some time at St. Omer's, was transferred to Valladolid, in Spain, that he might become conversant with the rules and institutions of the Jesuits. Having acquired distinction as a theologian, he was appointed successively reader of divinity at Pampeluna, professor at Tudela and Valencia, rector of the Irish College, and lecturer of controversial divinity at the University of Salamanca. It was at this time that many of the influential Roman Catholics in Ireland expressed their willingness to adhere to king Charles XI, and renounce the interference of all foreign power, even though the pope should excommunicate them. Under these circumstances it was deemed expedient by the Romish court to send Jesuits to Ireland, and among them was Sail. Some years later, however, a change took place in his religious views, and he joined the Church of England, in connection with which he labored with exemplary diligence till his death, April 6, 1682. His works are, Recantation, and a Sermon on Matthew 24:15-18, in Confutation of the Errors of the Church of Rome (Lond. 1674, 8vo): — The Catholick and Apostolick Faith Maintained in the Church of England (Oxford, 1676, 8vo): — Votum pro Pace Christiana (1678, 4to): — Ethica seu Moralis Philosophia (1680, 8vo). See (Lond.). Church of England Magazine, July 1841, page 3; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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