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Schaff, Philip (1819–1893)

  1. Craig R. Clarkson

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1215

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Clarkson, C. R. 2011. Schaff, Philip (1819–1893). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Philip Schaff (January 1, 1819–October 20, 1893) was an American religious scholar born in Switzerland and educated in Germany. Generally considered a church historian, Schaff's work was wide-ranging and reflected a strong and abiding dedication to ecumenism.


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