Louis Auguste Sabatier
After holding the pastorate at Aubenas in Ardèche from 1864 to 1868, he was appointed professor of reformed dogmatics at 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 (today: Faculté de théologie protestante de Paris) along 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 at the Sorbonne.
Among Louis Auguste Sabatier's chief works were:
- Mémoire sur la notion hébraique de l'Esprit (1879).
- Les origines littéraires et la composition de l'apocalypse de Saint Jean (1888).
- The Vitality of Christian Dogmas and their Power of Evolution (1898).
- Outlines of a philosophy of religion based on psychology and history (1902).
- The Apostle Paul (1903).
- The doctrine of the atonement and its historical evolution; and, Religion and modern culture (1904).
- Religions of Authority and the Religion of the Spirit; translation of Les religions d'autorité de la religion dell'esprit (1904, posthumous), to which his colleague Jean Réville prefixed a short memoir.
These works show Sabatier as "at once an accomplished dialectician and a mystic in the best sense of the word".
- On his theology
- Eugène Ménégoz in Expository Times, xv.30
- G. B. Stevens in Hibbert Journal (April 1903)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sabatier, Louis Auguste". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 958.