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).