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Krauth, Charles Porterfield

(March 17, 1823–January 2, 1883). Son of C. Philip Krauth*; b. Martinsburg, now in W. Virginia; educ. Pennsylvania Coll. (later called Gettysburg Coll.) and Gettysburg Sem.; licensed by Maryland Syn. (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 11) 1841; served a miss. at Canton, suburb of Baltimore, Maryland; ordained 1842. Pastor Baltimore 1842–47; Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, both now in W. Virginia, 1847–48; Winchester, Virginia, 1848–55; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1855–59; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1859–67. Prof. Luth. Theol. Sem. 1864–83, U. of Pennsylvania 1868–83, both at Philadelphia. Opposed theology of Definite* Syn. Platform but advocated kindness toward its adherents. Helped organize The General* Council of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in (N.) Am.; its pres. 1870–80. C. F. W. Walther* described him as “without doubt the most eminent man in the Eng. Luth. Ch. of this country, a man of unusual learning, at home in modern as well as old theol., and, what is most important, heartily devoted to the pure doctrine of [the Luth.] Ch.” (L. u. W., XXIX, 1 [January 1883], 32). Ed. Lutheran and Missionary and The Lutheran Church Review; other works include The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology. See also Altar Fellowship; Fraternal Address; Fundamental Principles of Faith and Church Polity; Galesburg Rule. JW

A. Spaeth, Charles Porterfield Krauth, 2 vols. (New York, 1898; Philadelphia, 1909).

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