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Réville, Albert
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(Nov 3, 1826, Dieppe – Oct 25, 1906, Paris), French Protestant theologian, advocate of liberal theology, historian of dogma. He is considered the father of the academic study of religion in France. Influenced during his studies by F.C. Baur and the Protestant Tübingen School, he became associated with the so-called Strasbourg School (Revue de Strasbourg). After studying theology at Geneva and Strasbourg (1844–1848), he served in various positions (vicar, pastor, journalist) until 1880, when he was appointed professor of the history o…

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Horyna, Břetislav, “Réville, Albert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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