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The Organization of the Congregation in the Early Lutheran Churches in America

Language - English
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Description: - Beale Melanchthon Schmucker (1827-1888) was an American Lutheran leader, liturgical scholar and historian. He was graduated from Pennsylvania College during 1844. In 1847, Schmucker was a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Schmucker served as Secretary of the Alumni Association of Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary at the time of his death in 1888. In 1870 he received the degree of D D from the University of Pennsylvania. Schmucker collaborated with A. T. Geissenhainer on A Liturgy for the Use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In particular, Schmucker worked to revive historic liturgical practice. His knowledge of details in matters pertaining to the order of service, especially of the Lutheran Church of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, was unusually extensive and accurate.
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