Les pasteurs français face à la Révolution

This historiographical review examines the situation of the French pastors at the time of the Revolution, and the way it evolved. The pastors were many in number and quite young, but spread unevenly over the country. They welcomed the Revolution, with some serving as members to the various assemblies. Few were killed for their faith. More frequent were the abdications, although these were concentrated in the Languedoc and always of an ambiguous nature. For most pastors, the Revolution meant reconciliation and fraternity. With some exceptions, the French pastors on the whole entertained rather moderate political views, and were not as marked by the Enlightenment as one might have thought.