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RHODES, Mosheim, clergyman, born in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, 14 April, 1837. His educational facilities in early life were limited, but by persevering industry he acquired a fine classical education. He was graduated in theology at Missionary institute, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1861, ordained to the ministry in 1862, and in 1877 received the degree of D. D. from Wittenberg college, Springfield, Ohio. Immediately after his ordination he became pastor of the Lutheran congregation at Sunbury, and from this (late until 1874 he served as pastor in Lebanon and Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Omaha, Nebraska In 1874 he removed to St. Louis, Missouri, where he has built up a flourishing English Lutheran congregation. He was president of the general synod in 1885-'7, is the president of that body's board of education, and in 1887 was elected president pro lempore of Midland college, Atchison, Kansas Dr. Rhodes is an acceptable pulpit orator and lecturer, and a popular author. He is a frequent contributor to the periodicals of his church, and many of his review articles and lectures have been published separately in pamphlet-form. Among his published works are " Sermon on the Assassination of President Lincoln" (Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 1865); "The Proper Observance of the Lord's Day" (St. Louis, 1874);" Life Thoughts for Young Men " (Philadelphia, 1879) ; " Recognition in Heaven " (1881) ; "Expository Lectures on Philippians" (1882); "Life 'Thoughts for Young Women" (1883); "Vital Questions Pertaining to Christian Belief" (1886) ; and " The Throne of Grace" (1887).
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