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Josse van Clichtove or Judocus Clichtoveus Neoportuensis (Nieuwpoort, 1472/73 – Chartres 22 September 1543), was a Flemish theologian, priest and humanist.

Life


He received his education at Leuven and at Paris under Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.[1]

He became librarian of the Sorbonne and tutor to the nephews of Jacques d'Amboise, bishop of Clermont and abbot of Cluny. He is best known as a distinguished antagonist of Martin Luther, against whom he wrote extensively.

When Cardinal Duprat convened his Synod of Paris in 1528 to discuss the new religion, Clichtove was summoned and was entrusted with the task of collecting and summarizing the objections to the Lutheran doctrine. This he did in his Compendium veritatum ... contra erroneas Lutheranorum assertiones (Paris, 1529).

He died at Chartres on 22 September 1543.[2]

Works


  • Antilutherus (Paris, 1524).
  • Compendium veritatum ad fidem pertinentium contra erroneas Lutheranorum assertiones ex dictis et actis in concilio provinciali Senonensi apud Parisios celebrato (Paris, 1529).
  • Convulsio calumniarum Ulrichi Veleni quibus S. Petrum nunquam Romae fuisse cavillatur (Paris, 1535).
  • Fundamentum Logicae. Introductio in terminorum cognitionem, in libros logicorum Aristotelis (Paris, 1538).
  • De mystica numerorum significatione opusculum [4] (Paris, 1513).
  • De Sacramento Eucharistiae contra Œcolampadium (Paris, 1526).
  • De vera nobilitate opusculum (Paris, 1512).
  • De vita et moribus sacerdotum (Paris, 1519).
  • Elucidatorium ecclesiasticum (Paris, 1516).
  • Propugnaculum ecclesiae adversus Lutheranos (Paris, 1526).
  • Sermones (Paris, 1534).
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