Nardin, Jean Fred Eric
Nardin, Jean Fred Eric an eminent French Protestant divine, was born at Montbeliard in 1687. He went to Germany after having acquired a thorough classical knowledge, and studied theology at the University of Tubingen. He then became successively pastor at Hericourt in 1714 and at Blamont in 1718. He died in 1728. In the unity of a discourse his sermons are models of composition; the arrangement is natural, the language pleasing, the thoughts original and instructive. A collection of his sermons was published under the title Le predicateur evangelique, ou Sermons (4th ed. Paris, 1821, 4 volumes, 8vo). See Cyclop. Bibliograph. 2:2153; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.