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Revere Franklin Weidner, American theologian.


Weidner, Revere Franklin was born on November 22, 1851 in Centre Valley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William P. and Eliza A. (Blank) Weidner.


Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, 1869, A.M., 1872. Graduate Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1873. S.T.D., Carthage (Illinois) College, 1888.

Doctor of Laws, Augustana College and Theological Seminary, Rock Island, 1894. Doctor of Divinity, Muhlenberg, 1894.


Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1873. Pastor Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 1873-1878. Professor of English, history and logic, Muhlenberg College, 1875-1877.

Pastor Philadelphia, 1878-1882. Professor dogmatics and exegesis, Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, 1882-1891. President and professor dogmatic theology and Hebrew Exegesis, Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, since 1891.

Author: Commentary on the Gospel of Mark, 1881. Theological Encyclopædia and Methodology (3 vols.), 1885-1891. Biblical Theology of the Old Testament, 1886.

Introduction to Dogmatic Theology, 1888. An Introductory New Testament Greek Method, 1889. Studies in the Book—New Testament (3 vols.), 1890, Old Testament, Volunteer I, Genesis, 1892.

Biblical Theology of the New Testament, 1891. Christian Ethics, 1891. Examination Questions in Church History and Christian Archæology, 1893.

Annotations on the General Epistles, 1897, on Revelation, 1898 (Volumes XI, XII Lutheran Commentary). Theologia, or the Doctrine of God, 1903. Ecclesiologia, or the Doctrine of the Church, 1903.

The Doctrine of the Ministry, 1907. The Doctrine of Man, 1912. Christology, or the Doctrine of the Person of Christ, 1913.



Married Emma Salome Jones, July 10, 1873.

William P. Weidner

Eliza A. (Blank) Weidner

Emma Salome Jones