EUSEBE RENAUDOT (1646-1720) ,French theologian and Orientalist, was
See also:born in
See also:Paris in 1646, and educated for the
See also:church . Notwithstanding his taste for
See also:theology and his title of
See also:abbe, much of his
See also:life was spent at the French
See also:court, where he attracted the
See also:notice of
See also:Colbert and was often employed in confidential affairs . The unusual learning in Eastern tongues which he acquired in his youth and maintained amid the distractions of court life did not bear fruit till he was sixty-two . His best-known books are HistoriaPatriarcharum Alexandrinorum (Paris, 1713) and Liturgiarum orientalium collectio (2 vols., 1715-16) . The latter was designed to supply proofs of the " perpetuity of the faith " of the church on the subject of the sacraments, the topic on which most of his theological writings turned, and which was then, in consequence of the controversies attaching to
See also:Arnauld's Perpetuite de la foi, a burning one between French Catholics and Protestants . Renaudot was not a
See also:fair controversialist, but his learning and
See also:industry are unquestionable . He died in 1720 .
RENAUD DE MONTAUBAN (Rinaldo di Montalbano)
THEOPHRASTE RENAUDOT (1586-1653)
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