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Coquerel. 1. Athanase Laurent (1795-1868), a pastor of the French Reformed Church. After studying theology at Montauban, he became minister of the French Church in Amsterdam. In 1830 he came to Paris, where he preached till his death. In 1848 he was elected deputy to the National Assembly for the Seine department, but after the coup d'etat of 1851 he retired from political life. Among his theological and controversial writings, his answer to Strauss's Life of Jesus attracted most attention. He published many sermons, and was a voluminous preacher and a renowned orator. 2. Athanase Josue Laurent 1820-1875), son of the above, born in Amsterdam, was also a famous minister of the same church. he wrote much, and his views were more advanced than those of his father.