Pierre, Jean Henri Grand, Dd
Pierre, Jean Henri Grand, D.D.
a minister of the National Reformed Church of France, was born at Neufchftel, Switzerland, towards the close of the last century. He was educated at Neufchatel and at the University of Tubingen, Germany; was called to be an assistant pastor with Vinet at Basle, in 1823, where his piety, zeal, and eloquence were the means of an extensive revival of religion. In 1827 he was called to Paris to take charge of the House of Missions, virtually a theological seminary, in which Dr. Pierre also acted as professor of theology and languages, being a fine classical and Hebrew scholar, as well as an able theologian, ready writer, and eloquent preacher. He was eventually called to L'Oratoire, the great Protestant Church of Paris, where he remained for twenty years. While Vinet was compared to Pascal, and Adolph Monod to Saurin, Dr. Grand Pierre was called the Bourdaloue of the revival. He visited America in 1870 in order to attend the Evangelical Alliance. He died near Basle, Switzerland, July 10, 1874. Dr. Pierre published a considerable number of works, commentaries, sermons, etc., which had a wide circulation. His last production was a volume of sermons dedicated to his former parishioners. For many years he was editor of L'Esperance, the principal religious paper of the orthodox Protestants of France. See (N.Y.) Presbyterian, August 8, 1874. (W.P.S.)