Leclercq, Jacques

Jacques Leclercq, born in Brussels in 1891, was a lawyer, philosopher, theologian, and a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

In 1906, at the age of 15, he entered law school at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and after 2 years, he moved to the Université catholique de Louvain to pursue law and philosophy courses. At age 20, he received a doctor of law degree, and at age 22, he obtained a special degree in philosophy. He entered the seminary in parallel with the preparation of a doctoral dissertation in philosophy. After 3 years of study in theology, in 1917, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Mercier.

In 1921, he became a professor of moral philosophy and of natural law at the Faculty ...

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