Reformed Churchmen

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Monday, November 17, 2014

17 November 1681 A.D. Pierre Francois le Courayer Born; Romanist Theologian Defends Church of England Orders

17 November 1681 A.D.  Pierre Francois le Courayer Born;  Romanist Theologian Defends Church of England Orders

Pierre Francois le Courayer (1681 to 1776)

Roman Church

Defender of a rival denomination.

Pierre Francois le Courayer was born in Rouen, France. Becoming a Catholic theologian, he received his doctorate at Oxford University in 1723 for a dissertation demonstrating that England's Protestant clergy descended in unbroken succession from the apostles (a strong point in proving their legitimacy). He was eager to see the reunification of Protestants and Catholics. Although he always claimed to be a true Catholic, he rejected some Catholic ideas which he considered to be superstitious and he was excommunicated for his defense of the Anglican orders.

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