of Nyssa, Cappadocian father and bishop, died (b. ca.
1509 Martin Luther received his bachelor
of Bible degree from the University of Erfurt. Prior to this
he had been a visiting professor at the University of
Wittenberg (1508) to lecture on Aristotle’s
Ethics. He preferred the study of theology and pursued
a degree in Bible.
Altenburger Religionsgespräch, a colloquy held at
Altenburg, Saxony, concluded on this date after beginning on
20 October 1568.
Caspar Sagittarius, German church historian, died (b.
1643 at Lüneburg).
1708 General Article III rescript
(Saxony) of this date fixed the maximum length of the main
sermon at one hour and of the secondary and weekday sermon
at forty-five minutes.
Christopher Emanuel Schultze, son-in-law of H. M.
Muhlenberg and a Lutheran pastor in Philadelphia, died (b.
25 January 1740, Saxony).
Jane Borthwick, hymnist, was born at Edinburgh, Scotland
(d. 7 September 1897).
Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld, poet and author, died in
Palgrave, Suffolk, England (b. 20 June 1743).
Phoebe Palmer Knapp, American Methodist hymn writer, was
born in New York City (d. 10 July 1908).
Fallas Shaw, English church organist, was born in
Kennington (d. 24 October 1958).
Williston Walker, American church historian, died (b. 1
Emanuel Cronenwett, pastor, hymnist, hymn translator and
poet, died at Butler, Pennsylvania (b. 22 February 1841).
Frederick Berg, the first resident missionary and pastor
of the African American Lutheran church in Little Rock,
Arkansas, died (b. 20 March 1856).
Oscar John Johnson, Lutheran college president, died (b.
8 October 1870, Cleburne, Kansas).
Civilla D. Martin (b. 21 August 1866), American hymn
Edwin Albert Benjamin Schlueter, president of the
Lutheran Synodical Conference, died (b. 28 August 1880,
1958 Kramer Chapel at
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) was
Ralph A. Bohlmann, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod, met with
Pope John Paul II
(1920–2005) at the Vatican in