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Adolphe Monod

1802-1856. The greatest French Protestant preacher of the nineteenth century, he was the leader of Le Réveil,* a powerful orthodox movement within the Reformed Church and other churches. At first Monod shunned the Geneva revival espoused by his brother Frédéric.* After theological study (1820-24), he was pastor of a French congregation in Naples (1825-27). Contacts with the Scot, Thomas Erskine,* led him to conversion and the acceptance of orthodox theology. Although he briefly held to a schismatic position while a pastor at Lyons, after serving as a theological professor (1836- 47) at Montauban he defended the Reformed Church. His greatest influence was reached while pastor of the prestigious Oratoire Church in Paris (1847-56). His published sermons were very popular in France and abroad.