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Louis Ellies Dupin

1657-1719. French church historian and theologian, he produced an immense history and criticism of theologians and their writings since the first century. It appeared at Paris in forty-seven volumes (1686-1714) as Nouvelle Bibliothèque des auteurs ecclésiastiques, and was placed on the Index.* He was severely attacked by both Rome and Gallicans, especially Bossuet,* and variously accused of Jansenist, Gallican, and Romanist doctrines, although he fits precisely into none of these categories. He sought reunion of the Catholic, Greek, and Anglican churches, and wrote a sympathetic Histoire des Juifs (7 vols., 1710). He earned a doctorate in theology at the Sorbonne and was professor at the Royal College.