Jacques-Hyacinthe Serry

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Jacques-Hyacinthe Serry (1659–1738) was a French Dominican Thomist theologian, controversialist and historian.

At the University of Padua from 1698, he taught theology based more closely on Biblical and patristic authority.[1]

Under the pseudonym Augustinus Leblanc, he wrote the standard history Historiae Congregationum de Auxiliis Divinae Gratiae of the Congregatio de Auxiliis, and the Dominican-Jesuit controversy on grace that led to its being set up. The work itself is partisan, awarding a Dominican victory based on an unpublished text,[2] but well-documented.[3] It was attacked by the Jesuit Livinus de Meyer, writing as Theodorus Eleutherius, in 1705, in his Historiae controversiarum de divinae gratiae auxiliis.


  1. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: University of Padua
  2. ^ E. M. Mijnlieff, The Pursuit of a Phantom p. 383, in Mathijs Lamberigts, Leo Kenis (editors) L'Augustinisme à l'ancienne Faculté de théologie de Louvain (1994).
  3. ^ Ashley/Dominicans: 7 Survivors 1700s Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine

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