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Dionysius Petavius

(1583—1652)


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(1583–1652),

Denis Pétau, Jesuit historian and theologian. His Opus de Doctrina Temporum (1627) was a fundamental contribution to the study of ancient chronology. He also issued notable editions of the works of Synesius (1612) and St Epiphanius (1622). As a dogmatic theologian he was one of the first to accept the idea of doctrinal development and to concede the imperfections of much patristic teaching judged by later standards.

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