Arthur, James (1587-1654)
O'Connor, Thomas (2004) Arthur, James (1587-1654). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.
Dominican priest and theologian, was born into a wealthy Limerick merchant family. He was sent to Spain where in 1606 he entered the Irish Secular College in Salamanca. Later he joined the Dominicans. He attended the University of Salamanca 1610-16 and began teaching there about 1616. Already in 1626 he was recommended to Propagande fide by the Irish Dominican procurator as suitable for episcopal office in Ireland.
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