Louis Auguste Sabatier

Theologian, Author

1839 – 1901

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Who was Louis Auguste Sabatier?

Louis Auguste Sabatier, French Protestant theologian, was born at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, in the Cévennes, and was educated at the Protestant theological faculty of Montauban and the universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg.

After holding the pastorate at Aubenas in the Ardèche from 1864 to 1868 he was appointed professor of reformed dogmatics in the theological faculty of Strasbourg. His markedly French sympathies during the war of 1870 led to his expulsion from Strassburg in 1872. After five years' effort he succeeded in establishing a Protestant Faculty of Theology in Paris, L'Ecole de Paris with Eugène Ménégoz and became professor and then dean. In 1886 he became a teacher in the newly founded religious science department of the École des Hautes Etudes of the Sorbonne.

Among his chief works were:

The Apostle Paul

Mémoire sur la notion hébraique de l'Esprit

Les Origines littéraires de l'Apocalypse

The Vitality of Christian Dogmas and their Power of Evolution

Religion and Modern Culture

Historical Evolution of the Doctrine of the Atonement

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Born
Oct 22, 1839
France
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  • France
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Died
Apr 12, 1901

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on July 23, 2013

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