Escobar, Anthony

, surnamed of W. of Argentina; has the Andes in the W., Aconcagua (23,500 ft.), the highest peak in the New World, otherwise is chiefly worthless pampa,…">Mendoza, a Spanish III. in 1540, for the conversion of heretics and the propagation of the Roman Catholic…">Jesuit, and famous casuist, who died July 4, 1669, aged eighty, is author of several theological works, in which he professes to smooth the way to salvation. His principles of morality have beeo turned into ridicule by the ingenious Pascal: they are convenient, he allows; but, says he, the gospel proscribes all conveniencies. The most known of his books are, 1. “His Moral Theology,S. of Paris; has a Roman Catholic university, and valuable museum, library, and art…">Lyons, 1663, 7 vols. in folio; and, 2. “His Commentaries on the Holy Scriptures,S. of Paris; has a Roman Catholic university, and valuable museum, library, and art…">Lyons, 1667, 9 vols. fol. 2

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