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REMY CEILLIER (1688-1761)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 596 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REMY CEILLIER (1688-1761), Benedictine monk of the Lorraine congregation of St Vannes. He was the compiler of an immense Patrology, Histoire generale des auteurs sacres et ecclesiastiques (23 vols., Paris, 1729-1763), being a history and analysis of the writings of all the ecclesiastical writers of the first thirteen centuries. He put infinite trouble and time into the work, and many portions of it are exceedingly well done. A later and improved edition was produced in Paris, 1858, in 14 vols. Ceillier's other work, Apologie de la morale des peres de l'eglise (Paris, 1718), also won some celebrity.
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