Araujo, FRANCISCO DE, Spanish theologian, b. at Verin, Galicia, 1580; d. Madrid, March 19, 1664. In 1601, he entered the Dominican Order at Salamanca. He taught theology (1616-17) in the convent of St. Paul at Burgos, and in the latter year was made assistant to Peter of Herrera, the principal professor of theology at Salamanca. Six years later he succeeded to the chair, and held it until 1648, when he was appointed Bishop of Sevogia. In 1656 he resigned his see, and retired to the convent of his order at Madrid. His writings are: Commentary on the “Metaphysics” of Aristotle (2 vols., Salamanca, 1617; 2d ed., ibid., 1631); “Opuscula tripartita, h. e. in tres controversias triplicis theologise divisa” etc. (Douay, 1633); a commentary in seven volumes on the “Summa” of St. Thomas (Salamanca and Madrid, 1635-47); “Varise et select decisiones morales ad stat. eccles. et civil. pertinentes” (Lyons, 1664; 2d ed., Cologne, 1745). In the second volume of his commentary on the “Prima Secundse” there is a treatise on Predestination and Grace, the doctrine of which is Molinistic. Martinez de Prado has proved that this was not written by Araujo, who, in a later work, shows clearly his adherence to the Thomistic teaching on those questions.
W. D. NOON