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Theodore Gerhardt Tappert

Theodore Gerhardt Tappert, American educator, editor.

Background

  • Tappert, Theodore Gerhardt was born on May 5, 1904 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Carl Reinhold and Magdalene (Drach) Tappert.

  • Education

    • Student Wagner College, 1922-1926, Doctor of Divinity, 1938. Student Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1926-1929, fellow, 1930-1931, Doctor of Divinity, Luther College, Pecorah, Iowa, 1958. A.M., Columbia, 1931.

      Postgraduate University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1935. Doctor of Letters, Muhlenberg College, 1943. Doctor of Divinity, University Western Ontario, 1959.

    Career

    • Instructor, Luth Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1931-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1938, professor church history, 1938-1973. Managing editor Lutheran Church Quarterly, 1938-1949, 53-65. Board publications United Lutheran Church, 1944-1956.

      Editor Lutheran World Review, 1948-1950. Archivist Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, 1940-1973, Lutheran Church in American, 1962-1973. Board of directors Foundation for Reformation Research, 1957-1973.

      Author: (with H. Sasse) Here We Stand: Nature and Character of the Lutheran Faith, 1938. The Church in the Changing World, 1949. Our Neighbors’ Churches, 1954.

      Luther’s Letters of Spiritual Counsel, 1955. Luther in his Academic Role, 1959. Meaning and Practice of the Lord’s Supper, 1961.

      Philip Jacob Spender’s Pia Desideria, 1964. Luther’s Table Talk, 1967. Editor, translator: (with J.W. Doberstein) The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, 3 vols., 1942-1958.

      Road to Reformation, 1946. The Book of Concord, 1959. Selected Writings of Martin Luther, 4 vols., 1967.

      Lutheran Confessional Theology in America, 1840-1880, 1972. Research consultant film Martin Luther. Home: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Works

    • Author: (with H. Sasse) Here We Stand: Nature and Character of the Lutheran Faith, 1938. The Church in the Changing World, 1949. Our Neighbors’ Churches, 1954.

      Luther’s Letters of Spiritual Counsel, 1955. Luther in his Academic Role, 1959. Meaning and Practice of the Lord’s Supper, 1961.

      Philip Jacob Spender’s Pia Desideria, 1964. Luther’s Table Talk, 1967. Editor, translator: (with J.W. Doberstein) The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, 3 vols., 1942-1958.

      Road to Reformation, 1946. The Book of Concord, 1959. Selected Writings of Martin Luther, 4 vols., 1967.

      Lutheran Confessional Theology in America, 1840-1880, 1972. Research consultant film Martin Luther.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Louise Carson, May 29, 1937. Children: Charles Carson, Frederick Drach, Eleanor Cochran, Paul Andrews.
    • father: Carl Reinhold Tappert
    • mother: Magdalene (Drach) Tappert
    • spouse: Helen Louise Carson
    • children: Charles Carson Tappert
    • Frederick Drach Tappert
    • Eleanor Cochran Tappert
    • Paul Andrews Tappert
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    Died December 25, 1973
    (aged 69)
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