CASAUBON, ISAAK [SSNE 6620]
Text sourceIssak Casaubon came from Switzerland and lived in London as a protege of James VI & I in 1614. He argued that hermetic literature was the work of Christian writers and not, as believed contemporarily, that it was ancient Egyptian, Hebrew or pre-Christian philosophy albeit based on such traditions. His views were not accepted for over a century though are now believed to be correct.
A.C.F. Jackson, 'Rosecrucianism and its effect on Craft Masonry' in Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, vol. 97 (1995), p.126.