Roques, Pierre

Roques, Pierre, a Protestant French theologian, was born at La Canne, July 22, 1685. His parents were obliged to leave France on account of their faith, and Roques was educated in Switzerland, at Geneva and Lausanne. He was ordained in 1709, and in 1710 became pastor of the Protestant French Church at Basle, where he died, April 13, 1748. His principal writings are, Le Pasteur Evangelique (Basle, 1723), transl. into German (Halle, 1741-44): — Elements des Verites Historiques, etc. (Basle, 1726): — Lettres a un Protestant de France etc. (Lausanne, 1730-35): — Les Devoirs des Sujets

(Basle, 1727): — Sermons sur Divers Sujets de Morale (ibid. 1730), transl. into German (Halle, 1731): — Le Vrai Pietisme (Basle, 1731): — Traite des Tribunaux de Judicature (ibid. 1738). Besides these are scattered pieces in several works, an edition of the Dictionnaire of Moreri (ibid. 1731-45), and one of Martin's Bible (ibid. 1736). He continued with Beausobro the Sermons of Saurin, and revised the French translation of Hubner's Geographie (ibid. 1747). See Frey, Vie de P. Roques; Haag, La France Protestante.

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