Arndt, Friedrich

Arndt, Friedrich a Protestant doctor of theology, and one of the most prominent German pulpit orators of the 19th century, was born May 24,1802. From 1833 he was preacher at the Parochial Church at Berlin, where he died, May 8,1881. Zuchold, in his Bibliotheca Theologica, containing-the literature from 1830 to 1862, fills almost five printed pages with the publications of this learned divine. There is hardly anything in the homiletical department upon which he did not preach. He published sermons on the life of Christ, his sermon on the mount, parables, passion, etc. . His lectures on the Bible, which were also reprinted by the American Tract Society, belong to the best productions of ascetical literature; and so likewise his Morgen- und Abendklainge, being prayers and meditations for the Christian year. He was a very warm friend of the Berlin Bible Society and the Home Mission. For almost half a century this servant of the Master bore witness to the truth of the Gospel in the capital of the German empire; and Dr. Schaff, in his Germany: its Universities, Theology, and Religion, while speaking of the ministers at Berlin, mentions Arndt as belonging to those" most fearless, pungent, heart-piercing preachers' of the age, who attract the largest crowds of devout hearers, often bathed in .tears of repentance and gratitude for the infinite mercy of God in Christ." (B. P.)

 
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