BiographyAfter having been Pasteur in a rural parish with Aouste-on-Sye in the Drome, it is named in 1911 professor at the House of the Missions of Paris and in 1918 with the Parish of Poissy - Annunciation. In 1928, it inaugurates the sermons of the Lent protesting with the radio, which contributes to its notoriety. It preaches the Unit of the Christians there. In 1929, he becomes the first president of the Protestant federation of France and in 1938, the first president of the national council of the Church reformed of France
The Pasteur Boegner worked actively, during the Occupation, as well in an open way as clandestinely, to try to improve the fate of the Juifs, to even defend of it and save of it a certain number, compassion extended besides to many political refugees. It intervenes with Pierre Laval, in vain, to ask him to give up including the Jewish children of less than 16 years in the convoys of deportation. In 1943, he condemns also the forced sending of the workers in Germany under STO. Held on violence and the armed struggle, it let its faithful however choose in conscience of going or not to the maquis.
Having met with six recoveries, in the framework of its functions, the marshal Pétain, it was decorated with Francisque and was named member of the National council of Vichy. It stuck, at the time of its deposition to the lawsuit of the old leader, on July 30th 1945, to testify to the good intentions and the good will expressed by this one in the difficult circumstances that France - an lenient vision of the action of Pétain knew, contradicted today per many historical work.
Its action in favor of the Jews during the war makes that it is indicated Juste among the Nations in 1988.
- Catechisms of Calvin, study of history and catechetic , thesis of doctorate supported in front of the faculty of Protestant theology in 1905
- The Unity off the Church (1914)
- Life and the thought of T. Hand lantern , 2 vol. (1914 - 1926)
- the Influence of the Reform on the development of the international law (1926)
- Christianity and the modern world (1928, collection of preachings)
- Protestant Missions and the international law (1929)
- God, the eternal torment of the men (1929, collection of preachings)
- Jesus-Christ (1930, collection of preachings)
- T. Hand lantern, the man and work (1931)
- What the Church? (1931, collection of preachings)
- the Church and questions of time present (1932)
- Christian Life (1933)
- Christ in front of the suffering and the joy (1935, collection of preachings)
- the Gospel and racism (1939)
- the Problem of the Christian unit (1947, collection of preachings)
- the Prayer of the universal Church (1951)
- triumphing Life (1953)
- the Christian and the suffering (1956)
- Seven words of the Cross (1957)
- Our vocation with holiness (1958)
- Darkness and Lumières with the accesses of the Martyrdom (1960, collection of preachings)
- the oecumenical Requirement of the Churches. Memories and perspective (1968)
Functions and distinctions
- President of the French federation of Christian associations of students (1923 - 1935),
- President of the Protestant federation of France (1929 - 1961),
- President of the national council of the Church reformed of France (1938 - 1950),
- President of the Company of the evangelic missions of France (1945 - 1968),
- President of the oecumenical Movement of the Christian Churches (1948 - 1954).
- Member of the Academy of Science morals and political (1946)
- Member of the French Academy (1962). To date, Marc Boegner remains only Pasteur to be ever elected with the French Academy.
- Just among the Nations (1988)
- Large Officer of the Legion of Honor
- detailed Biography of Pasteur Boegner to the virtual museum of French Protestantism
- Biographical note of the French Academy
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