RÉVILLE, Albert. Dieppe 3/4.11.1826 — Paris 25.10.1906. French Theologian and Scholar of Religion, a Protestant Priest. Professor in Paris. Son of Rev. Jean R. (1793–1861). Educated in Dieppe, studies at Geneva and Strasbourg. Bachelier en théol. 1848 Strasbourg, ordained priest 1849. Worked long time as the Minister of Église Wallonne in Rotterdam (1851-73). He was literarily active and became known as liberal protestant theologian. Years 1873-80 in Dieppe. From 1880 Professor of History of Religion (“professoire d’histoire des dogmes”) at Collège de France. As theologian he was known as liberal. Also taught Indian religion (e.g. in 1882). His son and successor at Collège de France was the theologian Jean R. (1854–1908).

Publications: Much on theology and Christian religion, also on comparative religion and on Celtic, German, Greek, Egyptian and Semitic religions; a monograph on Central and South American religions.

Histoire des religions. 1–2. P. 1883-89; Religion chinoise. P. 1886.

Sources: P. Alphandéry, RHR 53, 1906, 401-423; Catal. gén. de la librairie fr. 4, 1840-1865; Wikipedia with photo.

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