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Clergyman , educator

Abdel Ross Wentz, American clergyman, educator.

Background

Wentz, Abdel Ross was born on October 8, 1883 in Black Rock, York County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Valentine and Ellen Catharine (Tracy) Wentz.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, 1904. Bachelor of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, 1907. University of Leipzig, Berlin, Tübingen, 1907-1910.

Doctor of Philosophy., Geo. Washington, 1914; Doctor of Divinity, Gettysburg, 1921. Augustana College, 1939, Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg, 1940. Doctor of Theology, Sopron, Hungary, 1947. Doctor of Letters, Wittenberg College, 1953.

Career

Ordained to ministry of Lutheran Church, 1907. Professor history Gettsbury College, 1909-1916. Professor church his., Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1916-1956, 1956-1958.

President Gettysburg Seminary, 1940-1951.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author or co-author books relating to field since 1916.

Membership

Member of executive board of United Lutheran Church in America, also. Member American Bible Revision Committee. Member Executive Committee Lutheran World Federation, 1935-1952, vice president, 1946-1952.

Member Executive Committee World’s Conference on Faith and Order. Member Committee of Fourteen to form World Council of Churches.

Connections

Married Mary Edna Kuhlman, August 15, 1917. Children: Valentine (died 1936), Frederick Kuhlman, Mary Louise Beckstrand.

father:
John Valentine Wentz

mother:
Ellen Catharine (Tracy) Wentz

spouse:
Mary Edna Kuhlman

child:
Valentine Wentz (died 1936)

child:
Frederick Kuhlman Wentz

child:
Mary Louise Beckstrand Wentz