Place, Joshua De La

, a learned protestant minister, and celebrated professor of divinity at Saumur, was | descended from a noble and ancient family, and born in 1596. He gained great credit by his writings against the Socinians, but held a singular opinion concerning the imputation of Adam’s sin, which was condemned in a French synod. He died August 7, 1655, at Saumur, aged fifty-nine. His works were reprinted at Franeker, 1699, and 1703, 4to, 2 torn. The first contains a treatise “On Types;” treatises on “The imputation of Adam’s first Sin, or,” The order of the Divine Decrees, and on Freewill,“with an” Abridgment of Theology:“the second volume contains his” Disputes against the Socinians,“the most important part of his works. He also wrote” An Examination of the arguments for and against the Sacrifice of the Mass," 8vo. 1