Dr. Martin Luthers Katechismus erklart und mit den vornehmsten Beweisspruchen der Heiligen Schrift vershen : nebst einem anhange für die evangelische-lutherischen Christen in dem englischen Nord-Amerika

By: Temme, Conrad Ferdinand

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[i]-xi, [11]-220, [i] pages. Measures 18 x 11 cm; 7.2 x 4.4 inches. A remarkable survival in any condition; this copy is sound, tight, and complete. Ferdinand Conrad Temme was the third Lutheran pastor to service the Lunenburg Nova Scotia area communities. A distinguished career of pedagogy in his homeland was interrupted by Napoleonic invasion from which he fled to Pennsylvania to serve as a pastor, from whence he was called to fill a vacancy in Lunenburg: "I reluctantly accepted this call, for reasons to myself to this day unaccountable and unknown, and on the 5th of February, 1808, commenced the voyage to this Siberia of America. On the 28th of April in the same year, I first trod the soil of Nova Scotia, at 2 o'clock at night." [D. Luther Roth: Acadie and the Acadians,369f. Recognizing the need for his congregations to have access to biblical study aids Temme prepared two volumes of teachings specifically for those in his care, one of which is this Catechism. The final leaf, after page 220, expresses the favour with which this volume met among the Lutheran establishment at Hamburg [see Roth p.376 for English translation]. Leather spine with marbled boards, fully secure with no repairs. Number in white to spine, no other markings. Two blank endpapers at front and three at rear; no leaves missing or loose. No inscriptions. Pages age-toned and foxed.

Title: Dr. Martin Luthers Katechismus erklart und mit den vornehmsten Beweisspruchen der Heiligen Schrift vershen : nebst einem anhange für die evangelische-lutherischen Christen in dem englischen Nord-Amerika

Author Name: Temme, Conrad Ferdinand

Categories: Religion, Nova Scotia, Canadiana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Zentler: 1816

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 12 Mo.

Seller ID: Books006712

Keywords: Lunenburg Nova Scotia Lutheran pastor Catechism Philadelphia imprint antiquarian Canadian religion Lutheranism Church maritime history. PD