Vinet, A. Homilétique ou Théorie de la Prédication (1873)

Vinet, A. Homilétique ou Théorie de la Prédication (1873)

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Vinet, A. Homilétique ou Théorie de la Prédication. Paris: Sandoz et Fischbacher, 1873. [8027]

Burgundy morocco spine with gilt titles & rules, red & black marbled boards, 5 x 7 inches, 487 pp., light foxing. Good. Hardcover.

Vinet's celebrated book on Homiletics, published in French.

Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet (1797-1847), “an eminent Swiss divine and author…He studied in the academy at Lausanne, under the direction of the Protestant Church, of which he was ordained a minister in 1819. He taught French literature at the University of Basle from 1817 to 1837, when he was appointed professor of practical theology at Lausanne, which post he held until 1847, after which he again taught French literature…Vinet became one of the commission for organizing the Protestant Church in the canton of Vaud; but his views concerning the functions of Church and State being rejected, he seceded from the State Church and aided in forming an independent congregation, the Free Church of Vaud and other cantons…He was an eloquent and earnest preacher, clear and brilliant rather than profound in thought; and, although highly evangelical and orthodox, advocated the utmost liberty and toleration of opinion and practice in matters of religion.” – M’Clintock & Strong.