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VALENTINE, Milton (val-en'-tine), theologian, born near Uniontown, Carroll County, Maryland, 1 January, 1825. He was graduated at Pennsylvania college, Gettysburg, in 1850, and at the theological seminary there in 1852, and was ordained to the Lutheran ministry by the synod of Maryland in 1853. During his theological course he was tutor in Pennsylvania college in 1850-'3, and supplied the Lutheran congregation at Winchester, Virginia, in 1852. He was a missionary at Alleghany, Pennsylvania, in 1853-'4, pastor at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1854-'5, principal of Emaus institute, Middletown, Pennsylvania, in 1855--'9, pastor of St. Matthew's congregation, Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1859-'65, professor of ecclesiastical history and church poll-ty in the theological seminary at Gettysburg in 1866-'8, and president of Pennsylvania college in 1868-'84, and he has been professor of systematic theology and chairman of the faculty at Gettysburg theological seminary since 1884. He received the degree of D. D. in 1866 from Pennsylvania college, and that of LL.D. in 1886 from Wittenberg college, Springfield, Ohio. He is a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his church, especially theological reviews, and he was joint editor of the "Lutheran Quarterly Review," Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1871-'5 and 1880-'6. Many of his review articles have been published separately, and have had a wide circulation. Besides these and numerous baccalaureate sermons, he has issued "Natural Theology and Rational Theism" (Chicago, 1885).
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