« Asterius Astie, Jean Frédéric Astrology and Astronomy »

Astie, Jean Frédéric

ASTIE, ās´´tî´, JEAN FRÉDÉRIC: Swiss Protestant; b. at Nérac (65 m. s.e. of Bordeaux), Lot et-Garonne, France, Sept. 21, 1822; d. at Lausanne May 20, 1892. He studied at Geneva, Halle, and Berlin, went to the United States, and was pastor of a French church in New York from 1848 to 1853; from 1856 till his death he was professor of philosophy and theology in the Free Faculty at Lausanne. From 1868 he was joint editor of the Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, published at Geneva and Lausanne. Besides polemical pamphlets, he wrote Louis Fourteenth and the Writers of His Age, lectures in French delivered in New York, translated by E. N. Kirk (Boston, 1855); an account, in French, of the religious revival in the United States in 1857–58 (Lausanne, 1859); a history of the United States (2 vols., Paris, 1865); Esprit d’Alexandre Vinet (2 vols., 1861); Les Deux Théologies nouvelles sans le sein du Protestantisme français (1862); Explication de l’Évangile selon Saint-Jean (3 vols., Geneva, 1864); Théologie allemande contemporaine (1874); Mélanges de théologie et de philosophie (Lausanne, 1878); and published an edition of the Pensées of Pascal (2 vols., Paris, 1857; 2d ed., 1882).

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