About Bartholomew Malan
Bartholomew (Bartholomew) Malan (August 27, 1810 - November 15, 1873) Waldensian pastor, professor, moderator of the Waldensian Church . Biography
Born in Angrogna, was the son of Guillaume and Marie Rique. Schleicher Louise married in 1837 in Lausanne with whom he had three children: Charles , doctor Torre Pellice, who died during the epidemic of typhus in 1870, Theophilus (1842-1879) pastor, and Louise, wife of Pastor James Weitzecker .
After his secondary studies at the College Valdese Torre Pellice attended the Faculty of Theology in Lausanne, where he was a pupil of Alexandre Vinet and where he was ordained pastor in 1835.
At the end of that year he was sent for a few months by Charles Beckwith in Florence to improve their knowledge of the Italian language in view of the assignment of the Waldensian professor at the College of Torre Pellice. In the capital of the Grand Duchy was a guest at the Institute of San Cerbone Abbot Raphael Lambruschini and frequented the circle of Jean Pierre Vieusseux, Stanislaus Bianciardi and Henry Schmeider also preached in the chapel of the Swiss Reformed.
In October 1848 he returned to Tuscany with fellow pastors Tron Bartolomeo , Giovanni Francesco Gay and Giovanni Pietro Meille , with the task of preaching and religious propaganda in Florence and Pisa and the following year he was joined by Pastor Paul Geymonat . In 1850 the Pisan lawyer asked Tito , an influential member of evangelism Tuscan obtained the return of Malan, also in view of the substitution in the Swiss Church, but the change of the political situation, with the return of the Grand Duke and the severe repression of Protestantism, resulted in the arrest of Geymonat and expulsion from the state of the two shepherds the following year. One last trip in the same places during the summer of 1859 had a better outcome.
Between 1851 and 1852 was the initiator of the work of the Gospel in Genoa, alternating Geymonat in preaching and propagating the Bible and religious publications, while not believing yet appropriate public worship and preferring meetings in private homes.
On his return to Torre Pellice was again in charge of teaching the Waldensian College for two years from 1852 to 1853, then was sent to a two-year period (1853-1855) to Nice as a pastor of the Evangelical Church has recently entered into local Waldensian and finally in 1855 he was elected pastor of the Waldensian Church in Torre Pollice, where he remained for eighteen years, and founded a school for girls. He served as Moderator of the Waldensian Church from 1857 to 1859 and again from 1860 to 1863.
He died in Torre Pellice in November of 1873, five months after his wife. Bibliography
M. Barthélemy Malan, in "L'Echo des Vallées", no. 42, November 21, 1873. J. Jalla, A. Jahier, Histoire de l'église de la Tour, Tower Pellice, Imprimerie Alpine, 1902.