Juan Tomás de Rocaberti
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Juan Tomás de Rocaberti (c. 1624 – 13 June 1699) was a Spanish theologian.
Rocaberti was born into a noble family at Perelada, in Catalonia. Educated at Girona, he entered the Dominican convent there, receiving the habit in 1640. His success in theological studies at the convent of Valencia secured for him the chair of theology in the University of Valencia.
In 1666 he was chosen provincial of Aragon, and in 1670 the General Chapter elected him general of the order. The celebrated Dominican Vincent Contenson dedicated to him his Theologia mentis et cordis.
Rocaberti died at Madrid.
His first work in the sense was "De Romani pontificis in temporalibus auctoritate " (3 vols., Valentia, 1691–94). His most important work is the "Bibliotheca Maxima Pontificia" (21 vols., Rome, 1697-00). In this monumental work the author collected and published in alphabetical order, and in their entirety, all the important works dealing with the primacy of the Holy See from an orthodox point of view, beginning with Abraham Bzovius and ending with Zacharias Boverius. A summary is given in Hurter's Nomenclator.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Juan Tomás de Rocaberti". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Sources:
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