Coquerel, Athanase Josue, Dd
Coquerel, Athanase Josue, D.D.
son of the following, was born at Amsterdam, June 16, 1820. He studied at Geneva, and was ordained in 1843 by his father, at Nismes. On account of his advanced liberal theological views, he had to resign his office, in 1862, and became the head and leader of liberal Protestantism in France. He died at Fismes, July 25, 1875. He was one of the founders of the Societe de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Frangais, in the year 1852. He also published a volume of unedited letters of Voltaire, on Tolerance, in 1863, and wrote, Jean Calas et sa Famille (Fismes, 1857; 2d ed. 1870). He left an unfinished work, L'Histoire de l'Eglise Reformee de Paris. See Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religienses, s.v. (B.P.)