Louis Auguste Sabatier

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Louis Auguste Sabatier

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

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 Protestant 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] He is the father of two daughters, Marguerite Chevalley, translator,[2] and Lucie Chevalley. Claude Chevalley, mathematician, is his grandson.

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 "Sabatier, Louis Auguste" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 23 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 958.
  2. ^ Marguerite Chevalley [1]
On his theology

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