Pronier, Cesar Louis

Pronier, Cesar Louis a Swiss theologian, was born at Plainpalais, near Geneva, Oct. 19, 1834. I- e was in early life in business in the United States, but returning in 1853, studied theology at Geneva and Berlin. In 1860 he assisted professor Gaussen in his academical duties at Geneva, and in 1863 became his successor. In 1870 Pronier founded the Liberte Chretienne, a journal designed to plead the separation of the Church from the State. In 1873 he went as a delegate to the Evangelical Alliance, held at New York city, never to return again to Geneva, for the "Ville du Havre," upon which he embarked with two other members of the alliance, Antonio Carrasco of Madrid, and Cook of Paris, collided with the "Loch Earn," and went down, November 22, 1873. Pronier published, Questions Indiscretes Adressees a. Mme. Armengaud et a M. Ed. Kruger (Geneva, 1857): — La Suisse Romande et le Protestantisme Liberal (Lausanne, 1869): — La Liberte Religieuse et le Syllabus (Geneva, 1870). See Ruffet, Vie de Cesar Pronier (Geneva, 1875); Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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