(Dec 16, 1647, Vassy – Oct 20, 1708, Berlin). Jacquelot succeeded his father as Protestant minister in Vassy; after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 (France: III, 1; Huguenots), he took refuge in Heidelberg. In 1686 he became pastor of the French congregation in The Hague. His Avis sur le tableau du socinianisme (1690) brought him into conflict with P. Jurieu, so that he withdrew to Basel. In 1702 he was called to Berlin by Frederick I; he served as court chaplain there until his death. In his writings, he argued with such figures as B. de Spinoza and P. Bayle. Against Bayle's position that faith is incompatible with reason, which he categorized as skepticism, he asserted their compatibility.
Works include: Dissertations sur l'existence de Dieu, 1697
Conformité de la foi avec la raison, 1705
Examen de la théologie de Monsieur Bayle, 1706
Traité de la vérité et de l'inspiration des livres du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, 1715
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