The writer of the following treatises, Jean Rodolphe Peyran, was a native of the valleys of Piedmont, where both his father and grandfather had been raised in the office of moderator of the Waldensian church. Like them, he served as a pastor and in the office of the moderator. This collection of his treatises, translated into English, covers Waldensian church history, provides biographical sketches of some of the Waldensian church’s most important leaders, connects the principles of the Waldensian Church with those of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, documents that the ancient Waldenses perpetuated an episcopal form of church government, and more.
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- Contains a collection of Jean Rodolphe Peyran’s treatises
- Covers Waldensian church history
- Provides biographical sketches of some of the Waldensian church’s most important leaders
Praise for the Print Edition
Written with force, animation, and elegance, with closeness of argument, great depth and variety of research, not infrequently both with eloquence and humor, and certainly without any mixture of the odium theologicum.
—The Christian Remembrancer
- Title: An Historical Defence of the Waldenses or Vaudois
- Author: Jean Rodolphe Peyran
- Publisher: C. & J. Rivington
- Publication Date: 1826
- Pages: 534
About Jean Rodolphe Peyran
Jean Rodolphe Peyran (1752–1823) was pastor of Pomaret and moderator of the Waldensian church.