Saint-amour, Louis Gorin De

Saint-Amour, Louis Gorin De, a French theologian, was born at Paris, Oct. 27, 1619. He was educated at the University of Paris, and afterwards became its rector, and in 1644 was made professor at the Sorbonne. His profound learning and the vigor of his argumentative powers soon made him conspicuous in the assemblies of the faculty. When the Jesuits obtained the condemnation of the five propositions of the book of Jansenius, Saint-Amour became one of the most powerful adversaries of the decision. He was one of the doctors who went to Rome to obtain its reversal, but was obliged to return without having succeeded. By his defense of Arulauld he was excluded from the assemblies of the Sorbonne, and, being arrested by the order of the Council of State, he was in 1684 burned at the stake. He published a Journal de ce quei c'est passea a Rome touchant les cinq Propositions depuis 1646 jusqu'en 1653 (1662), edited by Arnauld and De Sacy from the notes of Saint-Amour and the abbe Salaine.

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