John Hay (1546–1608), Latinized Joannes Haius or Hayus, was a Scottish
Jesuit scholar and educator. Born to the
Hays of Delgatie, he was a relative of
Edmund Hay. In 1576 he took part in a disputation against a Protestant theologian in
Strasbourg. For some time he was attached to the
Collège de Tournon, engaging in controversy with the
La Rochelle, in particular
Jean de Serres. He later moved to the
Low Countries, where he published Latin translations of works from and about Jesuit missions overseas.
- Demandes faictes aux ministres d'Escosse: touchant la religion Chrestienne (1583)
- German translation as Fragstuck des Christlichen Glaubens, an die nieuwe sectische Predigkanten (1586)
- L'Antimoine aux Responses, que Th. de Beze faict à trente sept demandes de deux cents et six, proposées aux Ministres d'Escosse (1588).
- As translator
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