Habert, Lewis

, a pious and learned doctor of the society of the Sorbonne, was born at Blois, in 1636. He was successively grand vicar of Lu^on, Auxerre, Verdun, and Chalons-sur-Marne; in all which dioceses he was universally esteemed for his virtue, learning, and zealous support of ecclesiastical discipline. He afterwards retired to the Sorbonne, and employed the rest of his life in deciding cases of conscience, and died there April 7, 1718. M. Habert left a complete System of Divinity, 7 vols. 12mo, much valued for accuracy and solidity; but the additions made to it since his death were not acceptable to his church, and were complained of by Feneion, as inclining to Jansenianism. He published in his life-time a defence of this system, and “La Pratique de la Penitence,” 12mo, best known by the title of “Pratique de Verdun,” of which there have been many additions. 2