Chauvili, Pierre

Chauvili, Pierre, a French philosopher and Protestant theologian of the latter part of the 17th century (often confounded with TIENNE), belongs probably to a family of this name originating at Toulouse. He fled to Holland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and became pastor of a French Church there. He wrote De Religione Naturali, etc. (Rotterdam, 1693, 8vo), intended to show that revealed religion'. has its foundation in natural religion, and to plead for the tolerance of theologians of that period. It excited a lively opposition, against which he defended himself in Eclaircissements sur en Livre de la Religion Naturelle (ibid. eod.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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