Baltus, Jean François (1667–1743)
A learned Jesuit who affirmed that the oracles of the ancients
were the work of demons and that they were reduced to
silence during the mission of Christ upon the earth. He propounded
this view in his reply to Le Bovier de Fontonelle’s
L’Histoire des Oracles under the title Réponse á L’Historic des Oracles
de Mr. de Fontonelle (1707), translated into English as An Answer
to Mr. de Fontonelle’s History of Oracles (1709).