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Philippe Melanchthon (1497 – 1560)
October 2011

This exhibition enables people in France to get to know one of the major figures of the Reformation who has previously always been overshadowed by Luther. With the support of the Fondation Bersier, it has been organized by the Institut Protestant de Théologie (IPT) de Paris and the Mission Intérieure de l’EELF. In this exhibition you can see how the reformer and humanist Philippe Melanchton strove all his life to bring to an end the religious and political conflicts which divided Europe. Melanchthon was convinced that open-mindedness was essential on both sides and that a return to the sources of Antiquity and Christianity could bring about peace. It is based on another exhibition set up by the Melanchthon European Academy in Bretten ; this had been enlarged to include some pictures which showed that Melanchthon attached great importance to his friendship with France.
La Réforme au XVIe siècle. Parcours guidé d'initiation.
July 2002

Ce parcours vous permettra de connaître les principaux événements et personnages des débuts du protestantisme en France.
Vous y rencontrerez le grand réformateur Jean Calvin et des personnages célèbres, comme Henri IV, Ambroise Paré et Clément Marot. Vous suivrez l'essor du protestantisme en France, jusqu'aux guerres de religion, qui bouleversèrent le royaume à la fin du XVIe siècle.
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In this space you will find suggestions on how to make visits organized by the Editorial Committee of the virtual Museum. They fall under two categories:
  • Temporary Exhibitions: these are made available at specific times when they may have particular relevance to contemporary art exhibitions, to the celebration of specific anniversaries, or to general issues related to topical questions of a political, theological or ethical nature, etc.

  • Guided Tours: these are of a more permanent nature, and deal with subjects in a systematic educational progression. They offer the visitor comprehensive information as well as providing orientation for the research of specific topics set, e.g., by the school curriculum.
The Editorial Committee extends you a warm welcome to the site, and hopes your visit will be rewarding.
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