Krauth, Charles Portirfield, Dd, Lld
Krauth, Charles Portirfield, D.D., LL.D.
an eminent Lutheran divine, eldest son of Dr. Charles Philip Krauth (q.v.), was born at Martinsburg, Virginia, March 17, 1823. He graduated from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, in 1839; studied theology under Drs. Schmucke and Schmidt; was ordained in 1842, and became pastor in Baltimore, Maryland. He subsequently occupied the same position in Winchester, Virginia. (1848-55), and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1859 he was called to the pastorate of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, and two years afterwards became editor of the Lutheran and Missionary. In 1864 he was appointed professor of theology and Church history in the new Lutheran Seminary, in Philadelphia, and in 1868 professor of philosophy in the University of Pennsylvania, of which he became vice- provost five years subsequently, a position which he retained until his death, January 2, 1883. He had continued preaching, having temporary charge of various churches in the same city, and spent some time in the West Indies in 1852, a visit which occasioned his Sketches of the Danish West Indies. He is the author of a large number of works, among which we mention, a translation of Tholuck's Commentary on John (1859): — Conservative Reformation (1872): — Berkeley's Philosophical Writings (1874): — and an enlarged edition of Fleming's Vocabulary of Philosophy (1877). He was several times president of the Lutheran council, a member of various literary societies, and a member of the American Committee on Bible Revision. His rare attainments, ripe scholarship, genuine catholicity; wise conservatism, and noble spirit made his influence wide and deep, not only in his own denomination, but far beyond it. See Luth. Church Rev. July 1883.