Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
The Twentieth Century
Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V
Luther was graduated from Union in 1812, studied medicine, and finally theology under the tuition of the Rev. Dr. John Johnson of Newburg, N.Y. On Aug. 7, 1816, he was ordained pastor of a Prebyterian church at Blooming Grove, N.Y. He was professor of natural philosophy at the College of New Jersey, 1824-29; professor of theology at the Western theological seminary, Allegheny, Pa., 1829-36, and professor of ecclesiastical history and church polity at Auburn theological seminary, 1837-44.
He then served his old pastorate at Blooming Grove for several years; was instructor in church history at Union theological seminary, 1847-50; resided at Hammonton, N.J., 1850-70; and during the civil war was adjutant in a New Jersey regiment of volunteers. He filled the post of lecturer extraordinary in practical theology at Allegheny, Pa., 1872-77, and was professor emeritus, 1877-80. Washington college gave him the honorary degree of D.D. in 1831, and that of LL.D. in 1871. He died in Norristown. Pa., Oct. 29, 1880.
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