Joseph Seiss Writer

Joseph seiss

Joseph Augustus Seiss (March 18, 1823–June 20, 1904) was an American theologian and Lutheran minister known for his religion writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism. Seiss was born in Graceham, Frederick County, Maryland, to an agricultural family; his interest in religious studies reportedly began in childhood. Seiss was confirmed at age 15 as a member of the Moravian Church, and determined to pursue the ministry. Beginning in 1839, Seiss enrolled at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania for a year or two of studies, but completed his theological courses by private study. He was licensed to preach in 1842 by the synod of Virginia, and ordained to a Lutheran ministry in 1844. Seiss held pastorates in Virginia and Maryland until 1858, when he accepted a position at St. John's English Lutheran church in Philadelphia. In 1875, Seiss was elected pastor of the newly established Church of the Holy Communion in western Philadelphia. His contemporaries described him as "an eloquent pulpit orator" and said his "style is clear, ornate, attractive, and forcible". Periodicals of the day mention his speeches at New York's Steinway Hall and other prominent venues.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 18th, 1823
Date of death
June 20th, 1904 at age of 81


1. Gettysburg College Colleges/University

Gettysburg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the famous battlefield. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Bullets. Gettysburg College has about 2,700 students, with roughly equal numbers of men and women. Gettysburg students come from 43 states and 32 countries.

Type Liberal arts college
2010. 215 mil. $
Institution colors
300 North Washington Street, Pennsylvania Hall, 17325 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
2010. 2,485
2009. 2,520
Acceptance rate
2010. 40.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 41.1 K $
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Written work

1.Gospel in the Stars or Primeval Astronomy

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1884. at Philadelphia


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