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Baius, Michael
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(1513, Meslin l'Evêque – Sep 16, 1589, Louvain) became a priest in 1542, professor of philosophy in 1544, and professor of theology at the University of Louvain, where he had studied, in 1550. He officiated as dean of Saint-Pierre and vice-chancellor of the university from 1575 onward. He was involved in the debates concerning the problems of original state, justification, freedom, and grace in the Reformation years. Baius held the view that “iustitia” was inherent to the (intact) human nature in its original state and that it was the fall o…

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Weitlauff, Manfred, “Baius, Michael”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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