Guillaume Monod Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Monod, Guillaume (1800-1896)
Dates: 1845-1881
Extent: 15 bound volumes, 3 linear feet
Language(s): French
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Biographical Information

Guillaume Monod (1800-1896) was son of Swiss Reformed scholar Jean Monod (1765-1836). Guillaume claimed to be the new Messiah and to represent the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Also known as “Billy,” he was considered to be the most unconventional of the revivalist Monod family, which included his younger brother Adolphe, a seminary professor at Montauban, France. Guillaume and Charles Hodge roomed together in Berlin. The Monods were key figures in the 19th century Réveil or awakening in French-speaking Switzerland and France, along with Louis Gaussen and Merle D'Aubigne.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 15 bound handwritten volumes: "Hectographies. Lettres et Explications sur les Ecritures" (1-13); "La lumière et l'obscurité" (14); "Le Messager Biblique" (15). Volume 15 includes later typewritten notes.



Monod, Guillaume

Religious awakening--Christianity--History--19th century.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: Guillaume Monod Manuscript Collection, Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


The collection was given to Princeton Theological Seminary in 1949 by the Association Avenir Synthetique, E.G. Krapier, President.


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