Louis Auguste Sabatier

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Louis Auguste Sabatier

Louis Auguste Sabatier (French: [sabatje]; October 22, 1839 – April 12, 1901),[1] French Protestant theologian, was born at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche, in the Cévennes.

He was educated at the Protestant theological faculty of Montauban as well as at the universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg.[1]

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.[1] His markedly French sympathies during the War of 1870 led to his expulsion from Strassburg in 1872.[1] 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.[1] In 1886 he became a teacher in the newly founded religious science department of the École des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne.[1]

His brother, Paul, was a noted theological historian.[1]

Published works[edit]

Among Louis Auguste Sabatier's chief works were:

These works show Sabatier as "at once an accomplished dialectician and a mystic in the best sense of the word".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Wikisource-logo.svg "Sabatier, Louis Auguste". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 958. 
On his theology

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