Munier, David

Munier, David a Protestant theologian of Geneva, was born in 1798. He studied at his birthplace; and was admitted to the ministry in 1819 on presenting De

Evangelio Primitivo. In the same year he went to Havre and then to Paris. In the latter place he made the acquaintance of Cousin, and Jean Monod. In 1825 Munier was called to Chene, in the neighborhood of Geneva, and in 1826 he commenced his lectures on the New Test. at the theological faculty at Geneva, where he was rector from 1832 to 1837. In 1853 he founded The Societe des Protestants, and took a lively interest in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the Church. His public life has been divided into three periods: from 1825 to 1847 a partisan in the Church and the academy; from 1847 to 1862 a religious conciliator; from 1862 to 1872 a laborious veteran. He died October 9, 1872. His discourses were on The Parables (1838): The Miracles (1841): — The Reading of the Bible (1850): — The Divinity of Christianity in History (1853), etc. See De la Rive, in the Journal de Geneve; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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