Goodwin, James Ignatius (DNB00)

GOODWIN, JAMES IGNATIUS (1603?–1667), jesuit, born in Somersetshire in or about 1603, after making his humanity course at St. Omer, was sent in 1621 for his higher course to the English College of the jesuits at Valladolid. He was professed of the four vows 25 March 1645. For twenty years (1631–51) he served the missions in the ‘residence of St. Stanislas,’ which included Devonshire and Cornwall, and subsequently he was appointed professor of moral theology and controversy at Liège. Returning to this country he died in London on 26 Nov. 1667.

He wrote: 1. ‘Lapis Lydius Controversiarum modernarum Catholicos inter et Acatholicos,’ Liège, 1656, 24mo, pp. 466. 2. ‘Pia Exercitatio Divini Amoris,’ Liège, 1656, 12mo.

[Foley's Records, v. 972, vii. 306; Oliver's Jesuit Collections, p. 105; Oliver's Catholic Religion in Cornwall, p. 313; Southwell's Bibl. Scriptorum Soc. Jesu, p. 395; De Backer's Bibl. des Ecrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus, i. 2206.]

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