Alexandre Vinet

VINET, Alexandre. b. near Lausanne, 17 June 17, 1797; d. Clarens, 4 May 1847. Vinet was a literary critic, with essays on Pascal, Racine and Châteaubriand, pastor in the Canton of Vaud, moralist, and poet.  Vinet studied theology in Lausanne. He taught French and French literature at the Basel gymnasium as early as 1817, before being ordained in his native town in 1819. During this period he acted as a stand-in for other pastors in Basel. In 1819 he became a  privat-docent at the University, and a lecturer in 1835. He was awarded his PhD. In Theology at Basel in 1837. In the same year he was appointed Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Free Church Theology Faculty in Lausanne.  He was...

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