Michael Moore


Life
?1640-1726; b. Dublin, a Catholic; ed. France; returned to Ireland; ord. by Luke Wadding as Bishop of Ferns, 1684; provost of TCD in 1689; saved the TCD Library from fire with a librarian called McCarthy; Jesuits later procured his deposition after a sermon on the text, “If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch” which offended the king; ordered to leave the kingdom;
 
achieved distinction at Rome, became censor of books; made rector of Barbarigo’s college of Montefiascone; appt. rector of University of Paris on two occasions after his move to Paris on the death of James II; became principal of College of Navarre, and Prof. Greek and Latin philosophy at College de France; went blind; his library, intended for the Irish College in Paris, was sold off by a dishonest servant. FDA

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Works
De Existentia Dei et Humanae Mentis Immortalitate ... (Paris 1692 ); Hortatio ad Studium Linguae Grecae et Hebraicae recitata coram eminenti M. Antion Barbarigo, Card. Archiep. de Montefaliscone (Montefiascone 1700); Vera Sciendi Methodus (Paris 1716).

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Criticism
Patrick Boyle, ‘Dr Michael Moore’, in Archivium Hibernicam, V (1916), pp.7-16 [biographical notice]; Liam Chambers, Michael Moore c.1639-1726: The World of an Irish Clerical Migrant (Dublin: Four Courts Press 2005), 160pp.

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