Bernard de Montfaucon
Dom Bernard de Montfaucon, O.S.B. ([də mɔ̃fokɔ̃]; 13 January 1655 – 21 December 1741) was a French Benedictine monk, and a scholar who founded the discipline of palaeography, as well as being an edito...
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François Fénelon
François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon ([də la mɔt fenəlɔ̃]), more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and w...
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Henri de Lubac
Henri-Marie Joseph Sonier de Lubac, SJ (known as Henri de Lubac, [lybak]; 20 February 1896 – 4 September 1991) was a French Jesuit priest who became a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and is con...
Honoré Fabri
Honoré Fabri (Honoratus Fabrius; 15 April 1608, Ain, France – 8 March 1688, Rome) was a French Jesuit theologian. He was a mathematician, physicist and controversialist.
He entered the Society of ...
Honoré Tournély
Honoré Tournély (28 August 1658 – 26 December 1729) was a French Catholic theologian. He was a Gallican opponent of Jansenism.
He was born in Antibes, Provence, to poor and obscure parents. ...
Xavier Léon-Dufour
Xavier Léon-Dufour (Paris, 7 March 1912–13 November 2007) was a French Jesuit biblical scholar and theologian. He was professor of the Bible at the centre Sèvres and director of collections at édition...
Théophile Raynaud
Théophile Raynaud (15 November 1583 – 31 October 1663) was a French Jesuit theologian and writer. Raynaud was born at Sospel near Nice. He entered the Society of Jesus on 21 November 1602, then ...
Richard Simon (priest)
Richard Simon CO (13 May 1638 – 11 April 1712), was a French priest and longtime Oratorian, who was an influential biblical critic, orientalist and controversialist.
Simon was born at Dieppe. His...
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Jean-Baptiste du Hamel
Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel, Duhamel or du Hamel (11 June 1624 – 6 August 1706) was a French cleric and natural philosopher of the late seventeenth century, and the first secretary of the Academie Roy...
Jules Mascaron
Jules Mascaron (1634–1703) was a popular French preacher. He was born in Marseille as the son of a barrister at Aix-en-Provence. He entered the French Oratory early and became reputed as a preacher. P...
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Jean Guitton
Jean Guitton (August 18, 1901 – March 21, 1999) was a French Catholic philosopher and theologian.
Born in Saint-Étienne, Loire, he studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the Écol...
Jean Daujat
Jean Daujat (Paris, 27 October 1906 – 31 May 1998) was a French philosopher of neo-Thomism, a disciple of Jacques Maritain, and the founder of the Centre d'études religieuses, the Center for Religious...
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Jean Crasset
Jean Crasset (b. at Dieppe, France, 3 January 1618; d. at Paris, 4 January 1692) was a French Jesuit theologian, known as an ascetical writer.
He entered the Society of Jesus in 1638, and became p...
Henry de Beaume
Henry de Beaume, O.F.M. (Latin: Henricus de Balma), (c. 1367 – 23 February 1439), also known as Hugh Balme, was a Franciscan friar, priest and theologian. He became a supporter of the reform work ...
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Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry (usually known as Joseph Gratry) (10 March 1805 − 6 February 1872) was a French author and theologian.Gratry was born at Lille and educated at the École Polytechnique of...
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Louis Legrand (theologian)
Louis Legrand, S.S. (b. Lusigny-sur-Ouche, Burgundy, 12 June 1711, d. at Issy, Île-de-France, 21 July 1780) was a French Sulpician priest and theologian, and a Doctor of the Sorbonne.
After studyi...
Martin de Barcos
Martin de Barcos (1600–1678), was a French Catholic priest and theologian of the Jansenist School.
Barcos was born at Bayonne, a nephew of Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, the commendatory abbot of t...
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, the Abbé (Abbot) of Saint-Cyran, (1581 – 6 October 1643) was a French Catholic priest who introduced Jansenism into France.
Born in the city of Bayonne to a fami...
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Hugh of Saint Victor
Hugh of Saint Victor, C.R.S.A. (c. 1096 – 11 February 1141), was a Saxon canon regular and a leading theologian and writer on mystical theology.
As with many medieval figures, little is known abou...
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Charles de Condren
Charles de Condren, Cong. Orat., a Doctor of the Sorbonne, (d. January 17, 1641), was a French mystic of the 17th century, and is considered a leading member of the French School of Spirituality.
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Xavier Tilliette
Xavier Tilliette is a French philosopher, historian of philosophy and theologian, born on July 23, 1921, in Corbie, Somme. Former student of Jean Wahl and of Vladimir Jankélévitch, he is a member of t...
Étienne Bauny
Étienne Bauny (b. in 1564 at Mouzon, Ardennes, France; d. 3 December 1649, at Saint Pol de Léon) was a French Jesuit theologian.
He was admitted into the Society of Jesus, 20 July 1593, and after ...
Antoine Augustin Calmet
Antoine Augustin Calmet, O.S.B. (26 February 1672 – 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Ménil-la-Horgne, then in the Duchy of Bar, part of the Holy Roman Empire (now the French de...
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Jean Allemand
Jean Allemand was a French Catholic priest and Orientalist, born 19 November, 1799; died 9 August, 1833. After his ordination he was made professor of Sacred Scripture in the Roman Seminary, Consultor...
Jean-François Baltus
Jean-François Baltus (8 June 1667 – 9 March 1743) was a French Jesuit theologian.
Balthus was born at Metz and entered the Society of Jesus on 21 November 1682. He taught humanities at Dijon...
Antoine de Montazet
Antoine de Montazet (1713, Laugnac – 1788) was a French theologian, of Jansenist tendencies, who became bishop of Autun and archbishop of Lyon. He was elected to the Académie française in 1756, but di...
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Étienne Gilson
Étienne Gilson ([ʒilsɔ̃]; 13 June 1884 – 19 September 1978) was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy. A scholar of medieval philosophy, he originally specialised in the thought of Descarte...
Fabio Brulart de Sillery
Fabio Brûlart de Sillery (25 October 1655, château de Pressigny – 20 November 1714, Paris) was a French churchman, bishop of Avranches and bishop of Soissons.Great grandson of Henri de Montmorency and...
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Jean-Baptiste Bouvier
Jean-Baptiste Bouvier (16 January 1783 - 29 December 1854) was a French theologian and Bishop of Le Mans.
Bouvier was born at Saint-Charles-la-Forêt, Mayenne.Having received merely an elementary e...
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Étienne Agard de Champs
Étienne Agard de Champs (Dechamps) (born at Bourges, 2 September 1613; died at Paris (according to Augustin de Backer, at La Flèche), 31 July 1701) was a French Jesuit theologian and author.
He en...