Charles Emile Freppel
Orator, Bishop of Angers, born Ober-Ehnheim, Alsace, 1 June 1827; died Paris, 22 December France, 1891.
After preaching with great success at Paris, he was appointed professor of sacred eloquence in the Borbonne and published a series of scholarly studies on the early Christian writers.
His reply to Renan's "" is perhaps the best refutation to the theories expounded by the French free-thinkers.
In 1880 he was elected to the French Chamber as deputy for Finistere, and for 11 years was the most attentively-heard orator in the Chamber.
In his collected works he deals with almost all the great religious, political, and social questions of his time.
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