Jacobus Faber

(c. 1455—1536)

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also known as Lefèvre d'Étaples or Stapulensis, French humanist. Two critical essays on St Mary Magdalene led to his condemnation by the Sorbonne for heresy in 1521; he had to leave France in 1525. He never accepted the Reformers' main doctrines, and his attitude to the Reformation has been compared with that of Erasmus. He published the first printed text of the (Latin) Ignatian Epistles (1498) and a French translation of the Vulgate (NT, 1523; OT, 1528).

Subjects: Christianity.

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