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Le Clerc, Jean

Jean Le Clerc (zhäN lə klĕr´), Latin Johannes Clericus, 1657–1736, Swiss Arminian theologian and biblical scholar. He preached in France and in London, then, drawn to the teachings of the Dutch Remonstrants, settled in Amsterdam, where he became professor in the Remonstrant Seminary. His biblical commentaries pointed the way to scientific criticism. Among his important works are Bibliothèque universelle et historique (1686–93), Bibliothèque choisie (1703–13), and Bibliothèque ancienne et moderne (1714–27). See Remonstrants.

See biography by S. A. Golden (1972).

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Clericus, Johannes

Johannes Clericus: see Le Clerc, Jean.

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