Parapsychology - Who Was Jacques Acontius?


Jacques Acontius (ca. 1500 - ca. 1566) was an engineer, philosopher, and theologian.

He was born in Trent, Tyrol, and served as a curate in that diocese until becoming a Calvinist in 1557.

Two years later, Acontius arrived at England, where he dedicated his biggest opus, Stratagemata Satanae (The Satanic Stratagems), to Queen Elizabeth.

All teachings other than the Apostles' Creed are attributed to Satan as stratagems to seduce humans away from truth, according to the book.

The work, however, was also a powerful cry for religious tolerance.

Satan's Stratagems; or, The Devil's Cabinet-Council Discovered was the first English translation, published in 1648.

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