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Giles de Coninck
(Also called Regius).
Jesuit theologian, b. 20 Dec., 1571, at Bailleul in French Flanders; d. 31 May, 1633, at Louvain. At the age of twenty-one he entered the Society of Jesus. During his course of studies at Louvain he had Lessius among his professors, and became the worthy successor of his illustrious teacher in the chair of scholastic theology, which he held for eighteen years. St. Alphonsus considers Coninck a moral theologian of distinction. Though de Lugo impugned his views on many questions, he is acknowledged to have rendered considerable services to moral theology. His style is concise, clear, and direct: on several points his writings are exhaustive. Coninck's principal works are:
Hurter, Nomenclator (Innsbruck, 1892), I, 361; Müllendorff in Kirchenlex., III, 947; Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la c. de J., II, 1369 sq.