Bunderius, Jan (van den Bundere)

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Theologian; b. Ghent, Belgium, 1481; d. Ghent, June 8, 1557. After joining the Dominicans at Ghent in 1507, he studied theology at Louvain. He taught theology for a while at Ghent and served as prior of the house there for three terms (1529, 1550, 1553), and once as provincial vicar (1550). He was appointed inquisitor for the Diocese of Tournai in 1542. He is famous for his polemics against the reformers. Among other works, he wrote the Compendium dissidic quorumdam haereticorum atque theologorum (Paris 1540).

Bibliography: p. mandonnet, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique (Paris 190350) 2.1:126364. e. filthaut, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche (Freiburg 195765) 2:779. m. h. laurent, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris 1912) 10:1215.

[j. h. miller]