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Schmucker, Samuel Simon

(February 28, 1799–July 26, 1873). Son of J. G. Schmucker*; father of B. M. Schmucker*; b. Hagerstown, Maryland; educ. U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Princeton (New Jersey) Theol. Sem.; ordained 1821 The Ev. Luth. Syn. of Maryland, Virginia, and so forth (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 11, 29); served the parish in and around New Market, Virginia, up to 1826; began to prepare students for the ministry in the early 1820s; 1st prof. Luth. Theol. Sem., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from 1825/26; resigned 1864; helped found Gettysburg* Coll.

Works include Kurzgefasste Geschichte der Christlichen Kirche, auf der Grundlage des vortreflichen Busch'en Werks; Elements of Popular Theology; Fraternal Appeal to the American Churches, with a Plan for Catholic Union, on Apostolic Principles; The American Lutheran Church, Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated; Definite Platform, Doctrinal and Disciplinarian, for Evangelical Lutheran District Synods, Constructed in Accordance with the Principles of the General Synod; American Lutheranism Vindicated; The Church of the Redeemer, as Developed in the General Synod of the Lutheran Church in America; The True Unity of Christ's Church: Being a Renewed Appeal to the Friends of the Redeemer, on Primitive Christian Union, and the History of its Corruption; A Plea for the Sabbath-School System; A Tract for the Times, or Elemental Contrast Between the Religion of Forms and of the Spirit; The Peace of Zion; Discourse on the Spiritual Worship of God; Evangelical Lutheran Catechism; Lutheran Manual on Scriptural Principles. LEZ

See also American Lutheranism; Definite Synodical Platform; Fraternal Appeal to the American Churches, with a Plan for Catholic Union, on Apostolic Principles.

P. Anstadt, Life and Times of Rev. S. S. Schmucker, D. D. (York, Pennsylvania, 1896); V. Ferm, The Crisis in American Lutheran Theology (New York, 1927); L. Schmucker, The Schmucker Family and the Lutheran Church in America (n. p., 1937); K. Koch, Influences that Contributed to the Theology of Samuel S. Schmucker (STM Thesis, Conc. Sem., St. Louis, 1960); A. R. Wentz, Pioneer in Christian Unity: Samuel Simon Schmucker (Philadelphia, 1967).

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