Pierre Jurieu, a French theologian, born at Mer, Orleanais, Dec. 24, 1637, died in Rotterdam, June 11, 1713. He was sent to England to complete his education under his maternal uncle, Peter Du Moulin, and while in that country was ordained. He succeeded his father in the pastorship of the Reformed church at Mer, and afterward was made professor of divinity and Hebrew at the academy of Sedan. When that institution was suppressed in 1681 he retired to Rotterdam, where he became minister of the Walloon church. He passed the remainder of his life there, engaged in bitter controversy with friends and enemies, especially Bayle. Jurieu got the better of the philosopher, and caused his dismissal from his professorship. He was the author of various works, highly esteemed in their day, several of which have been translated into English. Among these are: Histoire du Calvinisme et du papisme (2 vols., Rotterdam, 1682); Let-tres pastorales (3 vols., 1686-'7); Accomplisse-ment des propheties, ou la delivrance prochaine de l'Eglise (2 vols., 1685) ; Apologie pour l'ac-complissement (1687); Tableau du Socinia-nisme (the Hague, 1691) ; and La pratique de la devotion (2 vols., Rotterdam, 1700). His principal work is Histoire critique des dogmes et des cultes bons et mauvais qui ont ete dans l'Eglise depuis Adam jusqu'a Jesus- Christ (Amsterdam, 1704; with supplement, 1705; English translation, 2 vols., London, 1705).