BERSIER, EUGÈNE ARTUR FRANÇOIS: French Reformed; b. at Morges (7 m. w. of Lausanne), Switzerland, Feb. 5, 1831; d. at Paris Nov. 19, 1889. He came of Huguenot parentage, took elementary studies at Geneva and Paris; visited America, 1848-50; studied theology at Geneva, Göttingen, and Halle; became pastor in Paris 1855--in the Free Church until 1877 (until 1861 over the Faubourg St. Antoine Church; until 1874, assistant of Pressense in the Taitbout Church; until 1877, over the Étoile Church), when he and his congregation joined the Reformed (established) Church of France. He was the author of several popular volumes of sermons, some of which have been translated into English: in the Protestant Pulpit series (2 vols., London, 1869); Oneness of the Race in its Fall and its Future (translated by Annie Harwood, London, 1871); Sermons, with Sketch of the Author (London, 1881; 2d series, 1885); St. Paul's Vision (translated by Marie Stewart, New York, 1881; new ed. 1890); The Gospel in Paris; Sermons, with Personal Sketch of the Author by Rev. Frederick Hastings (London, 1884). There are translations also into German, Danish, Swedish, and Russian. He wrote also Solidarité (Paris, 1869); Histoire du Synode de 1872 (2 vols., 1872); Liturgie (Now used in the Reformed Church of France, 1874); Mes actes et mes principes (1878); L'Immutabilité de Jesus Christ (1880); Royauté de Jésus Christ (1881); Coligny avant les guerres de religion (1884; 3d ed., 1885; Eng. transl., Coligny: The Earlier Life of the Great Huguenot, London, 1885); La Révocation, discours . . . sur l'edit de révocation (1886); Les Réfugiés français et leur industries (1886); Projet de révision de la liturgie des Églises Réformées en France (1888); Quelques pages d'histoire des Huguenots (1890).