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Schaff, Philip

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1893 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Historian

1819 – Born in Chur, Switzerland on the 1st of January.

1842 – He was Privatdozent in the University of Berlin.

1843 – He was called to become professor of church history and Biblical literature in the German Reformed Theological Seminary of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, then the only seminary of that church in America.

1844 – His inaugural address on The Principle of Protestantism, delivered in German at Reading, Pennsylvania, and published in German with an English version by John Williamson Nevin was a pioneer work in English in the field of symbolics.

1845 – He was charged with heresy. But, at the synod at York, he was unanimously acquitted.

1870 – Schaff became secretary of the Sabbath Committee in New York City, and held the position.

1873 – He became a professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City holding first the chair of theological encyclopedia and Christian symbolism.

1893 – Philip Schaff died.