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John Robert Van Pelt

Clergyman

John Robert Van Pelt, American clergyman. Member Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Wrote article “Mormonismus,” in Hauck’s Realencyclopädie (Leipzig), article on “Mormons” in New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopaedia, and several articles in Hastings’ Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels and in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Background

Pelt, John Robert Van was born on November 10, 1862 in Todd’s Pt., Shelby County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Review John Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Wight) Van Pelt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1882. Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois, 1885-1886. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1887.

Halle, Germany, 1891-1892. Doctor of Philosophy., Boston University, 1893. Studied abroad, 1900-1901.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1887. Pastor in charge Illinois Conference, 1887-1891. Professor systematic theology, Iliff School of Theological (University of Denver), 1892-1900.

Pastor Rushville, Illinois, 1901-1902. Jacksonville, Illinois, 1902-1903, Shelbyville, Illinois, 1903-1906, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1906-1908, Everett, Pennsylvania, 1908-1909. Professor philosophical and Biblical literature Cornell College, Iowa, 1909-1920.

Professor Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia., since 1922, acting president, 1932, emeritus since 1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Methodist Sunday School Hymnal, 1911. Contributor department “Foreign Outlook,” Methodist Review, 1909-1923. Author: An Introduction to the Study of the Bible, 1923 (5th edit.1930). Contributor to religious press. Especially interested in systematic theology and hymnology. Occasional special lecturer on theological themes.Acting professor systematic theology in Westminster (Maryland.) Theological Seminary, 1944-1945. Author numerous religious studies and works.

Membership

Member Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Wrote article “Mormonismus,” in Hauck’s Realencyclopädie (Leipzig), article on “Mormons” in New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopaedia, and several articles in Hastings’ Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels and in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Connections

Married Ellen R. Warren, December 27, 1893 (deceased). Children: Henry Warren (deceased), John Robert.

father:
Review John Francis Pelt

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Wight) Van Pelt

spouse:
Ellen R. Warren

child:
Henry Warren Pelt (deceased)

child:
John Robert Pelt