Peter Dens

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Peter Dens (12 September 1690 – 15 February 1775) was a Flemish Roman Catholic theologian.


Dens was born at Boom near Antwerp. Most of his life was spent in the archiepiscopal college of Mechelen, where he was for twelve years reader in theology and for forty president. His great work was the Theologia moralis et dogmatica, a compendium in catechetical form of Roman Catholic doctrine and ethics which has been much used as a students textbook.[1]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dens, Peter". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 46. 

Further reading

  • Wikisource-logo.svg Hove, Alphonse Van (1908). "Peter Dens". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

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