See also:Protestant divine, was
See also:born at Mer, in
See also:Orleanais, where his
See also:father was a Protestant pastor . He studied at
See also:Saumur and
See also:Sedan under his grandfather,
See also:Pierre Dumoulin, and under Leblanc de
See also:Beaulieu . After completing his studies in
See also:Holland and England,
See also:Jurieu received
See also:Anglican ordination; returning to France he was ordained again and succeeded his father as pastor of the
See also:church at Mer . Soon after this he published his first
See also:work, Examen de livre de la
See also:reunion du Christianisme (1671) . In 1694 his Traite de la devotion led to his
See also:appointment as
See also:professor of
See also:theology and
See also:Hebrew at Sedan, where he soon became also pastor . A
See also:year later he published his A pologie pour la morale
See also:des Reformes . He obtained a high reputation, but his work was impaired by his controversial
See also:temper, which frequently
See also:developed into an irritated fanaticism, though he was always entirely sincere . He was called by his adversaries " the
See also:Goliath of the Protestants." On the suppression of the academy of Sedan in 1681, Jurieu received an invitation to a church at
See also:Rouen, but, afraid to remain in France on account of his forthcoming work, La Politique du clerge de France, he went to Holland and was pastor of the Walloon church of
See also:Rotterdam till his
See also:death on the 11th of
See also:January 1713 . He was also professor at the ecole illustre . Jurieu did much to help those who suffered by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685) . He himself turned for
See also:consolation to the Apocalypse, and succeeded in persuading himself (Accomplissement des propheties, 1686) that the overthrow of
See also:Antichrist (i.e. the papal church) would take place in 1689 . H .
See also:Baird says that " this persuasion, however fanciful the grounds on which it was based, exercised no small influence in forwarding the success of the designs of
See also:William of Orange in the invasion of England." Jurieu defended the doctrines of Protestantism with
See also:great ability against the attacks of
See also:Arnauld, Pierre
See also:Nicole and
See also:Bossuet, but was equally ready to enter into dispute with his
See also:fellow Protestant divines (with
See also:Louis Du
See also:Moulin and
See also:Claude Payon, for instance) when their opinions differed from his own even on minor matters . The bitter.ness and persistency of his attacks on his colleague Pierre
See also:Bayle led to the latter being deprived of his
See also:chair in 1693 . One of Jurieu's chief
See also:works is Lettres pastorales adressees aux fideles de France (3 vols., Rotterdam, 1686–1687; Eng. trans., 1689), which, notwithstanding the vigilance of the
See also:police, found its way into France and produced a deep impression on the Protestant population . His last important work was the Histoire critique des dogmes et des tulles (1704; Eng. trans., 1715) . He wrote a great number of controversial works . See the article in Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopadie; also H . M . Baird, The
See also:Huguenots and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1895) .
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