Brueys, David Augustin de
Born: 1640 AD
Died: 1723 AD, at 83 years of age.
1640 - Born at Aix-en-Provence. French theologian and dramatic author.
1682 - Converted by Bossuet, abjured Protestantism and, after his wife's death, became a priest.
- Before his conversion he wrote, besides the "Réponse", the "Suite du Preservatif (de Jurieu) contre le changement de religion".
1691 - He published an answer to Bossuet's "Exposition of Catholic Doctrine", entitled "Réponse au livre de M. de Condom intitute Exposition de la doctrine catholique".
1712 - In collaboration with Palaprat, Brueys also wrote several comic plays and a few tragedies, most of which were produced with great success. They were published in two volumes, under the title of "OEvres dramatiques".
1717 - His principal works, written after his conversion, are: "Examen des raisons qui ont donné lieu à la séparation des protestants", in which he explains the reasons of his conversion; "Traité de la sainte messe"; "Défense du culte extérieur de l'Eglise catholique" (Paris, 1686); "Response aux plaintes des protestants contre les moyens que l'on emploie en France pour les réunir à l'Eglise"; "Traité de l'Eglise"; "Traité de l'Eucharistie"; "Histoire du fanaticisme de notre temps" (I, II, III and IV); "Traité de l'obéissance des chrétiens aux puissances temporelles"; "Traité du légitime usage de la raison principalement sur les objets de la foi".
1723 - Died on November 25th at Montpellier.
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