Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Professor Emeritus Eric Gritsch Dies

Eric W. Gritsch, Professor of Church History, Emeritus, Dies

The Rev. Dr. Eric W. Gritsch, who taught Reformation and Church History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from 1961 to 1994, died Saturday, December 29th at Bayview Hospital in Baltimore following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age.

A prolific author of historical and theological books and textbooks, Gritsch was born in 1931 in Neuhaus, Austria, later becoming a citizen of the United States in 1961. He studied at the Universities of Vienna, Zurich and Basel and completed both masters and doctoral degrees in theology at Yale University. His dissertation on the major reformers of the 16th century, was directed by Luther biographer and church historian Roland Bainton. Gritsch was ordained in 1962 by the United Lutheran Church in America, a predecessor Lutheran body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Before his arrival in Gettysburg, he taught at Wellesley College (1959-1961).
Full release at: http://www.ltsg.edu/LTSG-News/December-2012/Eric-W--Gritsch,-Professor-of-Church-History,-Emer

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