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Macedo, Francisco de

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a Portuguese Jesuit and prolific writer, was born at Coimbra in 1596, entered the Jesuit order at fourteen, and became successively teacher of rhetoric, philosophy, and chronology. In 1630 he left the Jesuits and entered the order of Cordeliers, with the surname Francois de Saint- Augustin, under which most of his works are published. He was called to the professorship of polemic theology in the College of the Propaganda at Rome, and afterwards (1657) visited Venice, lecturing de omnzi re scibili. He occupied the chair of moral philosophy at the University of Padua from 1667 until the time of his death in May, 1680. In 1675 he had composed 53 panegyrics, 60 Latin discourses, 32 funeral orations, 123 elegies, 115 epitaphs, 212 dedicatory epistles, 700 familiar epistles, 2600 epic poems, 110 odes, 3000 epigrams, 4 Latin comedies, 2 tragedies, and 1 Spanish satire. He had a sharp discussion with cardinal Bona on the subject of consubstantiation, and with cardinal Noris on the monachism of St. Augustine. Among his writings are Apotheosis S. Francisci Xaverii (Lisbon, 1620, 8vo), an epic poem: Thesaurus Er uditionis pro sole, Viridarium eloquentie (denoting the author's vanity): Scrinium S. Augustini de praedestinatione gratiae et libero arbitrio (Paris, 1648, 4to; 3d edit. Lond. 1654): Controversia ecclesiacstica inter F. F: Minores (1653, 8vo): Lituus Lusitanus, contra tubam Anglicanam (Lond. 1652, 4to): Encyclopeedia in Agonenm litteractorumnproducta (Rome, 1657): De clavibus Patri, 4 lib. (Rome, 1660): Theatrum Meteorologicunm (Rome, 1661, 8vo): Scholce Theologiae positivae (Rome, 1664): Medulla historice ecclesiasticse emaculata: Collationes doctrinae S. Thomce et Scoti, cume dierentiis inter utrumque (Padua, 1671, 2 vols.): Joannis Bona Doctrina de usu.fermentati in sacrificio missce (Ingolstadt [Venice, 1673, 8vo; reprintVerona): Disquisitio de ritu azymi etfernmentati (Verona, 1673, 4to): Myrotheciunm morale documentorum xiii (Padua, 1675, 4to): Schema Conqregationis S. Qulcii Romani cum elogis cardinaliumn et corollarium de infallibili auctoritate summi pontificis in mysteriis fidei proponendis (Padua, 1676, 4to): Elogia poetica in Rermp. Venetam, cuan iconibus (Padua, 1680); De Incarnationis Mysterio (Padua, 1681), containing also itinerarium sancti Augustini. See Hoefer, Noev. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 12:748.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Macedo, Francisco de'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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