Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Martin Szentiványi

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Born at Szentivàn, 20 October, 1633; died at Nagy-Szombàt (Tyrnau), 5 March, 1708. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1653, and was professor of Scripture for five years at Vienna and Nagy-Szombàt, professor of mathematics and philosophy for nine years, and professor of canon law and theology for seven years. For seven years he filled the office of the chancellor of the University of Nagy-Szombàt, and in addition was for nine successive years governor of the Pasmaneum in Vienna and of the academy at Nagy-Szombàt. His numerous writings appeared in Hungarian, Latin, German, and Slovak, and some were translated in to French. The most important are: "Curiosiora et selectiora variarum scientiarum miscellanea in tres partes divisa" (Tyrnau, 1689); "Dissertationes septem, etc." (Tyrnau, 1689); "Rectus modus interpretandi scripturam sacram" (Tyrnau, 1696); "Summarium chronologiæ Hungariæ" (Tyrnau, 1697); "Hungaria in immaculatum conceptionem b. Mariæ Virginis magnæ dominæ suæ credens et iuvans" (Tyrnau, 1701); "Doctrinæ fidei christianæ" (Louvain, 1708); "Lutheranicum numquam et nusquam" (Tyrnau, 1702); "Relatio satatus futuro vitæ" (Tyrnau, 1699); "Dissertationes hæresiologico-polemicæ de hæresiarchis; hæresibus, et erroribus in fide dogmatibus, hoc sæculo nostro" (Tyrnau, 1701); "Solutiones catholicæ, etc." (Tyrnau, 1701); "Quinquaginta rationes et motiva cur in tanta varietate religionum et confessionum fidei in christianitate moderno tempore vigentium, sola religio Romano-catholica sit eligenda et omnibus aliis preferenda" (Tyrnau, 1701; German and Hungarian, Tyrnau, 1702).

SZINNYEI, Magyar irók (Hungarian Authors), XIII, 741-45, contains a complete list of his works and a bibliography.

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