Kalkar, Christian Andreas Herman, Phd, Dd
Kalkar, Christian Andreas Herman, Ph.D., D.D.
a Lutheran minister, was born at Stockholm, Sweden, November 26, 1802, of Jewish parentage. He studied law and theology at the University of Copenhagen. In 1827 he became adjunct in the cathedral school at Odense, and in the same year head master; in 1842 he visited most of Western Europe, and in 1843 became pastor at Gladsaxe, near Copenhagen, which position he resigned in 1868. He received the medal of the Haager Society; was Knight of the Danish Order; member of the Leyden Society of Literature, and of the Danish Bible Society; president of the Danish Missionary Society, 1860-73; member of the royal commission to revise the Danish Bible, 1866-74; president of the Danish branch of the Evangelical Alliance, and presided over the Copenhagen Conference in 1884. He is the author of a Commentary on the Old Testament, and of several works on missions. He died February 2, 1886.