Bellarmine, Robert (15421621)

Bellarmine, Robert (Bellar`mine, Robert>) , cardinal, born in Tuscany; a learned Jesuit, controversial theologian, and in his writings, which are numerous, a valiant defender at all points of Roman Catholic dogma; the greatest champion of the Church in his time, and regarded as such by the Protestant theologians; he was at once a learned man and a doughty polemic (15421621).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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