ABBADIE, JAMES, an eminent Protestant divine, was born at Nay in Bern about 1657. His parents were poor, but through the kindness of discerning friends, he received an excellent education. He prosecuted his studies with such success, that on completing his course at Sedan, though only seventeen year. of age, he had conferred on him the degree of doctor in theology. After spending some years in Berlin as minister of a French Protestant church, he accompanied Marshal Schomberg, in 1688, to England, and became minister of the French church in the Savoy, London. His strong attachment to the cause of King William appears in his elaborate defence of the Revolution, as well as in his history of the conspiracy of 1696; the materials of which were furnished, it is said, by the st.c-fetarics of state. The king promoted him to the deanery of Killaloe in Ireland. He died in London in 1727. Ablia;le Was a man of great ability and an eloquent preacl.n.r, hut is best known by his religious treatises, several of which were translated from the original French into other languages, and had a wide circulation all over Europe. The most important of these are Traite de la Fe-rite de la Religion Chretienne ; its continuation, Traite de la Dirinite de Jesus-Christ ; and L'Art de se connaitre Soi-mgme.