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He was an Amyraldist, and ran into trouble in Geneva where his orthodoxy was suspect. He was appointed successor to Friedrich Spanheim, but then was forced to leave Geneva.
He was working in the Netherlands in the 1650s. In 1654, John Milton launched a vitriolic attack upon him, in his Defensio Secunda, in the mistaken belief that he was the author of an anonymous Royalist work containing a "rabid" attack on Milton, called Regii sanguinis clamor ad coelum (Cry of the King's blood to Heaven). Morus replied with Fides Publica in 1654, published like the Regii sanguinis by Adriaan Vlacq (also attacked by Milton). Milton then launched a second attack after Morus's reply. The true authorship of the Regii sanguinis, written by Pierre Du Moulin, sent to Salmasius and only seen into print by Morus, came out in 1670.
He was professor of ecclesiastical history at Amsterdam from 1652 to 1659, and pastor at Charenton for the last year of his life.
David Masson, The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660
Alexandri Mori ecclesiastae & sacrarum litterarum professoris fides publica. Contra calumnias Ioannis Miltoni, Hagae-Comitum (S'Gravenhage): Vlacq, 1654.
A. Bruce (1813), A critical account of the life, character and discourses of Mr. Alexander Morus
^Gloria Rose: A Portrait Called Carissimi. Music & Letters, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Oct., 1970), pp. 400-403