Labadie, Jean de
LABADIE, JEAN DE
Founder of the Labadists; b. Bourg, near Bordeaux, Feb. 13, 1610; d. Altona, Feb. 13, 1674. He was educated by the Jesuits at Bordeaux, then entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1635. As a teacher and preacher he gained considerable renown, and he was esteemed for his piety. However, he imagined himself to have visions and revelations and a call to reform the Catholic Church. He fell seriously ill and after recovering asked for and received permission to leave the Society of Jesus. As a diocesan priest he labored at Bordeaux, Paris, Amiens, and Abbeville. Finally, after a stormy career, he embraced Protestantism at Montauban on Oct. 16, 1650. The delight of the reformers at so illustrious a recruit seems to have been tempered when Labadie now tried to reform them. His failure here ended in the formation of a sect of his own about 1670. Labadie thought that man, through contemplation, would see all things in God. Thus the Scriptures are not necessary; rather the Holy Spirit will inspire man. Labadie rejected infant Baptism and denied the Real Presence in the Eucharist. He minimized the observance of the Lord's Day. The semicommunistic society of his followers died out about 1732.
Bibliography: g. frank, The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, ed. s. m. jackson (Grand Rapids, Mich. 1951–54) 6:390–392. l. marchal, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, ed. a. vacant et al. (Paris 1903–50) 8.2:2383–85.
[h. j. muller]
"Labadie, Jean de." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 15, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/labadie-jean-de
"Labadie, Jean de." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/labadie-jean-de
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.