Jean Claude, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Claude

French protestant divine

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1619

Place of Birth: La Sauvetat-du-Dropt, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 13-Jan-1687

Profession: theologian

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jean Claude

  • Jean Claude (1619 – 13 January 1687) was a French Protestant divine. He was born at La Sauvetat-du-Dropt near Agen.
  • After studying at Montauban, Jean Claude entered the ministry in 1645.
  • For eight years he was professor of theology in the Protestant college of NĂ®mes; but in 1661, having successfully opposed a scheme for re-uniting Catholics and Protestants, he was forbidden to preach in Lower Languedoc.
  • In 1662 he obtained a post at Montauban similar to that which he had lost, but four years later he was removed from there as well.
  • Next he became pastor at Charenton near Paris, where he engaged in controversies with Pierre Nicole (RĂ©ponse aux deux traitĂ©s intitulĂ©s la perpĂ©tuitĂ© de la foi, 1665), Antoine Arnauld (RĂ©ponse au livre de M.
  • Arnauld, 1670), and J.B.
  • Bossuet (RĂ©ponse au livre de M.
  • l'Ă©vĂŞque de Meaux, 1683). On the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685 Jean Claude fled to the Netherlands where he received a pension from stadtholder William of Orange, who commissioned him to write an account of the persecuted Huguenots (Plaintes des protestants cruellement opprimĂ©s dans le royaume de France, 1686).
  • The book was translated into English, but by order of James II of England, both the translation and the original were publicly burnt by the common hangman on 5 May 1686, as containing "expressions scandalous to His Majesty the king of France." Other works by Jean Claude were RĂ©ponse au livre de P.
  • Nouet sur l'eucharistie (1668) and Ĺ’uvres posthumes (Amsterdam, 1688), containing the TraitĂ© de la composition d'un sermon, translated into English in 1778.

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