Organiser la résistance des Eglises du Désert : l’assemblée des Montèzes, août 1715

The ‘resistance’ incarnated by WWII French resistance fighters, four of whom were recently inducted into the Panthéon, was also displayed three centuries ago by the main actors of the ‘first Synod of the Desert’–that is, the assembly held in August…


Bayle et les reliques. “La pente dans cet endroit-là est très glissante”

In his work as a critic and historian, Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) amplified the achievement of Calvinist theologians in their denunciation of the superstitions and idolatry associated with the cult of relics. The anthropological reflection which he built on this denunciation…