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Theodore Gerhardt Tappert

educator , editor

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