Definition of Renan, Ernest in English:

Renan, Ernest

proper noun

  • (1823–92), French historian, theologian, and philosopher; full name Joseph Ernest Renan. He provoked a controversy with the publication of his Life of Jesus (1863), which rejected the supernatural element in Jesus's life.

Pronunciation:

Renan, Ernest

/rəˈnɒ̃//French ʀənɑ̃/