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Clergyman , educator

Charles Michael Jacobs, American clergyman, educator, member of the board editors American Encyclopedia of Christianity, 1923-1926.

Background

Jacobs, Charles Michael was born on December 5, 1875 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry Eyster and Laura H. (Downing) Jacobs.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1895. Graduate Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mount Airy, Philadelphia, 1899. Studied University of Pennsylvania and University of Leipzig: Doctor of Divinity, Muhlenberg College, 1913, Doctor of Laws, 1929.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Augustana College, 1929.

Career

Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1899. Pastor St. Peter’s Church, North Wales, Pennsylvania, 1899-1904, Christ Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1904-1913. Professor church history and director Graduate School, Lutheran Theological Seminary, since 1913, president since 1927.

Vice president. National Lutheran Commission, 1917-1922. Member National Lutheran Council, since 1918. Chairman American Committee for Lutheran World Convention, 1920-1923.

Co-editor: Luther’s Work in English Volumes I and II, 1915, Volumes III and IV. 1930, Volume V, 1931, Volume VI, 1932. (with Preserved Smith) Luther’s Correspondence, Volume II, 1916. Author: The Way - A Little Book of Christian Truth, 1922.

The Story of the Church - An Outline of Its History, 1925. Helps on the Road (addresses), 1933. An Outline of Christian Doctrine (translations, from German of W. Elert), 1926.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Way—A Little Book of Christian Truth, 1922. The Story of the Church—An Outline of Its History, 1925. Helps on the Road (addresses), 1933.An Outline of Christian Doctrine (translations, from German of W. Elert), 1926.

Membership

Member of the board editors American Encyclopedia of Christianity, 1923-1926, Lutheran Church Quarterly, 1827.

Connections

Married Abigail Shearer, October 5, 1905. Children: Margaret Abigail, Hilda Elinor, Charles Shearer.

father:
Henry Eyster Jacobs

mother:
Laura H. (Downing) Jacobs

spouse:
Abigail Shearer

child:
Margaret Abigail Jacobs

child:
Hilda Elinor Jacobs

child:
Charles Shearer Jacobs