The 19th Century Continue

In the 19th century, Protestants in Europe and North America became preoccupied with the consequences of economic development, of which they were often active protagonists. They created a host of institutions designed to help the underprivileged weather the hazards of modern life – a representative selection of these are portrayed in the “good works train”.

During this century of industry and science, colonial ambitions and emergent nationalism, Protestant thought fragmented into several strains, ranging from a return to the Reformation through personal conversion to a radical critique of Christian dogma. The workroom of Alexandre Vinet on one side, and a reconstruction of a theological examination on the other, represent the many facets of Protestant faith through documents, letters and portraits.