Philip Schaff
Swiss-born, German-educated theologian and a historian of the Christian church, who, after his education, lived and taught in the United States. Father of David Schley Schaff.
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D. (DCBL)
Articles attributed to this author are designated in DCBL by the initials "P.S."
Philip Schaff

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  • The principle of Protestantism as related to the present state of the church (1845) translated by John W. Nevin
  • History of the apostolic church: with a general introduction to church history (1853) translated by Edward D. Yeomans
  • The life and labors of St. Augustine (1854) translated by Thomas Conrad Porter
  • America: A sketch of the political, social, and religious character of the United States of North America, in two lectures, delivered at Berlin, with a report read before the German church diet at Frankfort-on-the-Maine, Sept., 1854 (1855)
  • Germany, its universities, theology and religion, with sketches of Neander, Tholuck, Olshausen, Hengstenberg, Twesten, Nitzsch, Muller, Ullmann, Rothe, Dorner, Lange, Ebrard, Wichern, and other distinguished German divines of the age (1857)
  • The moral character of Christ, or, The perfection of Christ's humanity, a proof of his divinity: a theological tract for the people (1861)
  • Slavery and the Bible. A tract for the times (1861)
  • A catechism for Sunday schools and families (1862)
  • The person of Christ: the miracle of history, with a reply to Strauss and Renan, and a collection of testimonies of unbelievers (1865)
  • History of the Christian Church in 8 volumes.[1]
  • The romance of M. Renan, and the Christ of the Gospels (1868). Co-authored with Napoleon Roussel
  • Christ in Song: hymns of Immanuel selected from all ages (1870)
  • The harmony of the Reformed Confessions, as related to the present state of evangelical theology: an essay delivered before the General Presbyterian Council at Edinburgh, July 4, 1877 (1877)
  • Creeds of Christendom, with a History and Critical notes (1877) volume I, volume II and volume III
  • Through Bible lands: notes of travel in Egypt, the desert, and Palestine (1877)
  • A companion to the Greek Testament and the English version (1883)
  • The oldest church manual called The teaching of the twelve apostles: the Didachè and kindred documents in the original, with translations and discussions of post-apostolic teaching, baptism, worship, and discipline, and with illustrations and facsimiles of the Jerusalem manuscript (1885)
  • Saint Augustin, Melanchthon, Neander; three biographies (1886)
  • Church and state in the United States : or, The American idea of religious liberty and its practical effects (1888)
  • The progress of religious freedom as shown in the history of toleration acts (1889)
  • Literature And Poetry. Studies on the English language; the poetry of the Bible; the Dies iræ; the Stabat Mater; the hymns of St. Bernard; the university, ancient and modern; Dante Alighieri; the Divina commedia (1890)
  • The Renaissance: the revival of learning and art in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (1891)
  • The Reunion of Christendom: a paper prepared for the Parliament of Religions and the National Conference of the Evangelical Alliance held in Chicago, September and October, 1893 (1893)
  • Theological propædeutic; a general introduction to the study of theology, exegetical, historical, systematic, and practical, including encyclopaedia, methodology, and bibliography; a manual for students (1893)
  • "Passion week in Rome fifty years ago", Homiletic Review, 29 (3), March 1895. 
  • Philip Schaff's Letter book, private correspondence from June 2, 1868 to August 26, 1881.[2]
  • "Melanchthon, Philipp," in The American Cyclopædia (1879)
  • A Dictionary of Hymnology, 1892, contributor

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Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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