DOM AUGUSTIN CALMET PDF

He studied at the Benedictine monastery at Breuil and entered the order in He was ordained to the priesthood in Calmet taught philosophy and theology at the abbey at Moyen-Moutier and during the early years of his career worked on a massive volume commentary of the Bible, which appeared between and His biblical writings established him as a leading scholar, and he spent many years trying to popularize the work of biblical exegesis in the church. The first volume of this work dealt with spirits and apparitions, but it was the second volume, on revenants and vampires, that stirred up controversy.

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He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil, and in joined the same order in the Abbey of St-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession 23 Oct. After his ordination, 17 March, , he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier.

To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued , and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio Vecelli appeared at Venice and Frankfort , six volumes folio. This shows how much the commentary was esteemed. But while it was received with high praise, even by Protestants, critics were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon.

It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism. Difficult passages are often passed over lightly, and too frequently different explanations of a text are set down without a hint to the reader as to which is the right or preferable one.

The work inaugurated a new method of Biblical exegesis, inasmuch as its author very sensibly departed from the general custom of giving an allegorical mystical and tropological moral interpretation besides the literal, and confined himself to the latter. The most valuable part of the commentary were the introductory prefaces to the several books and learned dissertations on special topics. It, too, was translated into Latin and the principal European languages. In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the "Bible de Vence" Calmet was a pious religious as well as a learned man.

Benedict XIII wished to confer episcopal dignity upon him, but his humility could not be brought to accept the honour. Calmet Senones, ; Maggiolo, Eloge historique de D.

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He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil, and in joined the same order in the Abbey of St-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession 23 Oct. After his ordination, 17 March, , he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier. To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued , and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio Vecelli appeared at Venice and Frankfort , six volumes folio. This shows how much the commentary was esteemed. But while it was received with high praise, even by Protestants, critics were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon. It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism.

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Dom Augustin Calmet

Celebrated exegetist; b. He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil, and in joined the same order in the Abbey of St-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession 23 Oct. After his ordination , 17 March, , he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier. To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued , and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio Vecelli appeared at Venice and Frankfort , six volumes folio. This shows how much the commentary was esteemed.

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Muzilkree But while it was received with high praise, even by Protestants, critics were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon. The most valuable part of the commentary were the introductory prefaces to the several books and learned dissertations on special topics. Calmet was a pious religious as well as a learned man. Dom Calmet, born on the 26th of February,in the then-Duchy of Bar now Lorraine, France had a long and impressive career.

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My qualifications for this task are minimal but, I think, sufficient. First, I know a little about Calmet, which is, sadly, more than many can say. He is an unfairly overlooked figure in our religious and cultural landscape. For the time being, I am glad of the challenge, and will likely turn this into the first of a series of short biographies of weird religious figures. Dom Calmet, born on the 26th of February, , in the then-Duchy of Bar now Lorraine, France had a long and impressive career. Entering religious life at the Benedictine Priory of Breuil, he moved around over the years to obtain his education at various abbeys. His itinerary reads like an honor roll of some of the finest establishments of the Franco-German monastic intelligentsia: St.

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