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 the Rev. Jean R. (1793–1861). Studies at Geneva and Strasbourg. Bachelier en théol. 1848 Strasbourg, ordained priest 1849. Worked long time as the Minister of Église Wallonne in Rotterdam. Literarily active, became known as liberal protestant theologian. 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; a monograph on Central and South American religions.
– Histoire des religions. 1–2. P. 1883-89.
Sources: P. Alphandéry, RHR 53, 1906, 401-423; Catal. gén. de la librairie fr. 4, 1840-1865; Wikipedia with photo.
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