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Encyclopedia > Antoine Augustine Calmet

Antoine Augustine Calmet (February 26, 1672October 25, 1757) was a French Benedictine born in Mesnil-la-Horgne. At the age of seventeen he joined the Benedictine order, and in 1698 was appointed to teach theology and philosophy at the abbey of Moyen-Moutier. He was successively prior at Lay, abbot at Nancy and of Snones in Lorraine. He died in Paris. The erudition of Calmet's exegetical writings won him a reputation that was not confined to the Roman Catholic Church, but they have failed to stand the test of modern scholarship. The most noteworthy are Commentaire de la Bible (Paris, 23 vols.), and Dictionnaire historique, geographique, critique, chronologique ci littral de la Bible (Paris, 2 vols., 1720). These and numerous other works and editions of the Bible were known only to students, but as a pioneer in a branch of Biblical study which received a wide development in the 19th century. As a historical writer he is best known by his Histoire ecclisiastique et civile de la Lorraine (Nancy, 2728), founded on original research and various useful works on Lorraine, of which a full list is given in Vigourouxs Dictionnaire de la Bible. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of Saint Benedict, whether belonging to the Roman Catholic Church, or to one of the Anglican or Protestant churches. ... The longest lasting of the western Catholic monastic orders, the Benedictine Order traces its origins to the adoption of the monastic life by St. ... Theology is literally reasonable discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason). By extension, it also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... The term philosophy derives from a combination of the Greek words philos meaning love and sophia meaning wisdom. ... The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian body with over 1. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Antoine Augustin Calmet - LoveToKnow 1911 (225 words)
ANTOINE AUGUSTIN CALMET (1672-1757), French Benedictine, was born at Mesnil-la-Horgne on the 26th of February 1672.
At the age of seventeen he joined the Benedictine order, and in 1698 was appointed to teach theology and philosophy at the abbey of Moyen-Moutier.
The erudition of Calmet's exegetical writings won him a reputation that was not confined to the Roman Catholic Church, but they have failed to stand the test of modern scholarship.
Antoine Augustin Calmet - LoveToKnow 1911 (225 words)
ANTOINE AUGUSTIN CALMET (1672-1757), French Benedictine, was born at Mesnil-la-Horgne on the 26th of February 1672.
At the age of seventeen he joined the Benedictine order, and in 1698 was appointed to teach theology and philosophy at the abbey of Moyen-Moutier.
The erudition of Calmet's exegetical writings won him a reputation that was not confined to the Roman Catholic Church, but they have failed to stand the test of modern scholarship.
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