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Pieper, Franz August Otto

(June 27, 1852-June 3, 1931). Brother of A. O. W. Pieper* and R. Pieper*; b. Carwitz, Pomerania, Ger.; educ. Northwestern U., Watertown, Wisconsin, and Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri. Wisconsin Syn. pastor Centerville, later called Hika, Wisconsin, 1875–76; Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1876–78. prof. Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri, 1878–1931; pres. 1887–1931. Pres. Mo. Syn. 1899–1911.

F. A. O. Pieper's most outstanding theol. contributions were in the field of dogmatics; he presented doctrines in such a way as to appeal not only to the mind but also to the heart; the doctrines of grace and inspiration received special attention. His exceptional abilities were brought into play also as preacher and syn. pres.

Works include Christliche Dogmatik; Zur Einigung der amerikanisch-lutherischen Kirche in der Lehre von der Bekehrung und Gnadenwahl; Die Grunddifferenz in der Lehre von der Bekehrung and Gnadenwahl; Unsere Stellung in Lehre und Praxis. EL

See also Albrecht, Walter William Frederick; Engelder, Theodore Edward William.

L. Fuerbringer, “Dr. F. Pieper als Theolog,” CTM, II (1931), 721–729, 801–807; W. H. T. Dau, “Dr. Francis Pieper the Churchman,” CTM, II (1931). 729–736; T. Laetsch, “Dr. Pieper als Prediger,” CTM, II (1931), 761–771.


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