Latomus, Jacobus
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(Jacques Masson; around 1475, Cambron, Belgium – May 29, 1544, Leuven), studied the artes liberales in Paris and earned his master's after 1500 in Leuven. Awarded the Dr. theol. in 1519, he became rector of the University of Leuven in 1537. Latomus participated as a theological adviser in the proceedings of the Inquisition against Jacobus Praepositus and W. Tyndale. In his De trium linguarum et studii theologici ratione dialogus (1518), he attacked the philological method of Erasmus of Rotterdam and opposed it with the ecclesial tradition. In 1521, he wrot…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Latomus, Jacobus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12691>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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