Biography of Agustín Abad (1714-1971)

Essayist, philosopher, theologian, teacher and Spanish religious born in Estadilla (Huesca) from January 14, 1714 and died in Ferrara (Italy) on April 15, 1791. At fifteen years of age (1729) he/she entered the society of Jesus, although not professed until 2 February 1747. Humanist fruitful and multi-faceted, taught rhetoric and philosophy in the school of Huesca, to later go to Seminary of Nobles Calatayud, where he/she taught as a Professor of Theology and finished occupying some time during his rectorship. In carrying out these functions rectories was when was appointed qualifier of the Holy Office for Aragon and for the Supreme Court of Spain. Years later, he/she was appointed Rector of the College of Mount Zion (site in Palma de Mallorca), and in this role was when reached you the Decree of expulsion of the Jesuits (enacted on the night of 2 to 3 April 1767), which caused his left the Iberian Peninsula and their settlement in Ferrara (Italy), where he/she lost his life at the beginning of the spring of 1791.

Author of an extensive speculative production which includes treaties of materials as diverse as theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and oratory, left - for the most part, manuscript - a vast legacy that makes it one of the most prolific Spanish intellectuals of his time. Among his most notable work, is worth recalling here the titled:

-Compendium of the life of P. Suárez-Anatomy politician-christiana that in the works of Justino Febronio discovers and expresses his antimonaraical, destructive spirit of all monarchy; and particular injuries, making Febronio Spanish (1789). This curious and controversial work of Agustín Abad did not be posted in its entirety, because the Spanish Government prevented later follow your print soon out of the brochure first delivery-natural history, divided into six treaties: 1. Of nature in general and in particular of the human; 2nd. The increase of the population, especially that of Spain; 3rd: elemental water, its virtues and effects; 4th: the water of the ocean sea and of the causes of their tides; 5th: irrational nature, birds, beasts, fish; 6th: christiana education, literary and political [6 vols.].-Moral bearings in the study of the humanities, with criticism of them, its main authors, and its method in teaching, especially the Latinity, rhetoric, and philosophy; where you will see that no human or political faculty serves man, if this don't know they seek God, and do so eternally.-collection of philosophical questions and theological treatises [5 vols.].-Christiana proposed youth education Spanish in three parts of politics, literary and Laboriosa [4 vols.].-Cursus Philosophicus.-Cursus Theologici Duo Tractatus Undecim, quatuor priors Morales, complectentes of Sacramentis scilicet in genere, Baptismo, Confirmatione et marriage: Reliquos Scholasticos, videlicet de Justificatione, Incardinatione, Scientia Dei, Auxiliis, Perfectionibus Christi merito et insuper angelis. Tractatus de Auxillis subenexa est disputatio de discretione consentientis to dissentiente, atque internexa altera Efficacia Auxiliorum. (Praeter Tractatum de Angelis) Illos dictaverunt PP Abad, Noguero et García Bilbilitani teachers-collection of eulogies and moral sermons [2 vols.].-Collection of answers to several questions the Inquisition of Aragon and the Hon. Mr. Don Luis García Mañero, Archbishop of Zaragoza [2 vols.].-Tractatus theologico-moralis [2 vols.].-Euisdem Tractatus Theolgiaes moralis-Philosophia Aristotelian ad mentem Eximii Doctoris P. Francisci Suarez explicanda to Fr. Augustin Abad (1744)-Novena to the Grande San Francisco de Borja, grandson of King Don Fernando the Catholic, Duke of Gandia (Madrid: Imprenta VDA. Manuel Fernández, 1756)-letters to the P. Julián Fonseca, Calatayud April 26, 1762 and Zaragoza 29 July 1765-life of Ven. H. Alonso Rodríguez, religious of the society of Jesus, whose virtues have been tested in grade heroic-about the cult and the feast of the most Holy heart of Jesus. Dogmatic work written by a priest of the society of Jesus, in the province of Aragón-notes on some propositions of the book entitled finenesses of Blessed Sacrament to men. And ingratitude of men with Jesús sacrament-method brief composing sermons to preach them with fruit-letter to D. Nicolás Azara, who was his nephew, including the following (Ferrara, 31 December 1788) memorial-Memorial to Floridablanca asking license to print his story Natural-life of D. Ignacio de Loperena, seminarian at the Royal Seminary of Nobles of the company of Jesus of Calatayud (Calatayud in Italy(: Joaquín Esteva, 1763).


LATASSA ORTÍN, F. library old and new of Aragonese writers for LATASSA, increased and consolidated in the form of bibliografico-biografico dictionary by Don Miguel Gómez Uriel. Zaragoza: Calisto Ariño, 1884-1886, 3 vols.; Vol. I, p. 4.

URIARTE, J. E. and LECINA, M. library of the society of Jesus writers belonging to the old assistance of Spain from its origins to the year 1873. Madrid: The Herno López, 1925, (2 vols.), pp. 1-3.