Adolphe Monod

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Adolphe Monod

Adolphe-Louis-Frédéric-Théodore Monod (21 January 1802 – 6 April 1856), was a French Protestant churchman. His elder brother was Frédéric Monod.[1]

He was born in Copenhagen, where his father was pastor of the French church. Educated at Paris and Geneva, he began his life-work in 1825 as founder and pastor of a Protestant church in Naples, moving to Lyon in 1827. Here his evangelical preaching, and especially a sermon on the duties of communicants (Qui doit communier?), led to his deposition by the Catholic Minister of education and religion. Instead of leaving Lyon he began to preach in a hall and then in a chapel.[1]

On 2 September 1829 he married Hannah Honyman in Lyon. They had seven children.[2]

In 1836 he took a professorship in the theological college of Montauban, removing in 1847 to Paris as preacher at the Oratoire. He died in Paris on 6 April 1856.[1][3]

Monod was undoubtedly the foremost Protestant preacher of 19th century France.[citation needed] He published three volumes of sermons in 1830, another, La Crédulité de l'incrédule in 1844, and two more in 1855. Two further volumes appeared after his death.[1] One of his most influential books was the posthumous, Les Adieux d'Adolphe Monod à ses Amis et à l'Église (1857).


  1. ^ a b c d Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Monod, Adolphe". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ Hannah Honyman - Monod
  3. ^ Adolphe Monod (1802-1856)

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