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Charron, Pierre
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(1541, Paris – Nov 16, 1603, Paris). After studying law, Charron became an advocate in Paris in 1571; soon, however, he entered the clergy and became a successful preacher in southern France, in part as court preacher to Queen Marguerite of Angoulême, and was a canon at Bordeaux. His Des trois vérités (1594), which led the bishop of Cahors to appoint him vicar-general, is an apology for the existence of God against atheists, for the Christian religion against Muslims and Jews, and for the Roman Catholic Church against “heretics,” especially the Huguenots (I, 1). From 15…

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Strohm, Christoph, “Charron, Pierre”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02861>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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