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James Tyrie (1543—1597) - Divine

A native of Perthshire, Scotland, he was educated at the University of St Andrews and at Louvain, France, where he joined the Society of Jesus in August 1563.
Thereafter he entered the Jesuit college at Clermont where he remained for 25 years, eventually becoming its rector. He died on 20 March 1597 in Rome. A man of piety and learning who was well versed in ecclesiastical history, Tyrie is best remembered in Scotland for his disputation with John Knox over the indivisibility of the Church. His final answer, written in Scots, was published in 1573 as The Refutation of ane answer made by Schir Johne Knox to ane latter send be James Tyrie.

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