Jacob Acontius

Jacob Acontius

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacob Acontius was an Italian jurist, theologian, philosopher and engineer. He is now known for his contribution to the history of religious toleration. He was traditionally thought to have been born at Trento, although it was probably Ossana. He was one of the Italians, like Peter Martyr and Bernardino Ochino, who repudiated papal doctrine and ultimately found refuge in England. Like them, his revolt against Romanism took a more extreme form than Lutheranism, and after a temporary residence in Switzerland and at Strasbourg, he arrived in England soon after Elizabeth's accession. He had studied law and theology, but his profession was that of an engineer, and in this capacity he found employment with the English governmentshow more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134904155
  • 9786134904155