Philippe Mestrezat
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Philippe Mestrezat

Philippe Mestrezat (October 14, 1618 in Geneva - February 1, 1690, in Geneva) was a Genevan Calvinist minister and professor at Geneva.


He studied theology at the Geneva Academy, and became a pastor in 1644.[1] He was nephew of Jean Mestrezat, pastor at Charenton.[2]

He was chosen as successor at Geneva to Alexander Morus; but in doctrinal terms shared the sympathy of Morus for the doctrines of the Saumur Academy.[3] His views were Amyraldist, and led him into conflict with the Company of Pastors.[1] In the debates leading up to the imposition of the Helvetic Consensus he tried to moderate the formulation applied in Geneva; but the other cantons objected, and threatened to boycott the Academy.[4]


  1. ^ a b (in French) Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse
  2. ^ Gerald Cerny, Theology, Politics, and Letters at the Crossroads of European Civilization: Jacques Basnage and the Baylean Huguenot refugees in the Dutch republic (1987), p. 22; Google Books.
  3. ^ Martin I. Klauber, Between Reformed Scholasticism and pan-Protestantism: Jean-Alphonse Turretin (1671-1737) and enlightened orthodoxy at the Academy of Geneva (1994), p. 31; Google Books.
  4. ^ Schaff-Herzog article on the Helvetic Consensus
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Preceded by
Théodore Tronchin
Alexander Morus
Antoine Léger
Chair of theology at the Genevan Academy
With: Théodore Tronchin (1649-1656)
Antoine Léger (1649-1654)
François Turrettini (1653-1687)
Louis Tronchin (de) (1661-1690)
Benedict Pictet (1686-1690)
Succeeded by
Louis Tronchin (de)
Benedict Pictet
Bénédict Calandrini (de) (fr)

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