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Soto, Pedro de
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(c. 1495, Alcalá – Apr 20, 1563, Trent), Catholic controversialist. He joined the Dominicans in 1518 and supported the reform of his order. In 1542 he was appointed confessor to Charles V, an office from which he resigned in 1548 because he thought the imperial court was not attacking the Reformation vigorously enough. He played a role in founding the University of Dillingen, where he lectured in theology from 1549 to 1555. In 1555 he accepted a posting to England but remained onl…

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Müller, Gerhard, “Soto, Pedro de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025640>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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