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ZIEGLER, Henry, theologian, born near Old Fort, Centre County, Pennsylvania, 19 August, 1816. He was graduated at Pennsylvania college, Gettysburg, in 1841, and at Gettysburg theological seminary in 1843, and in the latter year was licensed to preach. He was pastor at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1843-'5, travelling missionary and missionary president of Pittsburg synod in 1845-'50, pastor at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1850-'3, agent for the Parent education society, residing at Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1853-'5, pastor at Salona, Pennsylvania, in 1855-'8, .and professor of theology in Missionary institute, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1858-'81. Failing health then compelled him to retire from active duties. He received the degree of D. D. in 1860 from Wittenberg college, Springfield, Ohio. Dr. Ziegler has a wide reputation as an author, and as a teacher of theology he has been eminently successful. Before his health failed he was a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his church, especially the "Evangelical Review and Lutheran Quarterly" and the "Lutheran Observer." Besides numerous baccalaureate and other addresses, he has published " Treatise on Natural Theology" (1860) : "Treatise on Apologetic Theology" (1861) ; "Catechetics--Historical, Theoretical, and Practical" (Philadelphia, 1873); " The Pastor, his Relation to Christ and the Church" (1876) ; "The Preacher, his Relation to the Study and the Pulpit" (1876); " Dogmatic Theology" (Selinsgrove. Pa., 1878); and " The Value to the Lutheran Church of her Confessions : An Essay " (Philadelphia, 1878).
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