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Buchman, Franklin Nathan Daniel (1878–1961)

  1. Jerry B. Hopkins

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1591

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Hopkins, J. B. 2011. Buchman, Franklin Nathan Daniel (1878–1961). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Frank Buchman was born to Franklin and Sarah Buchman in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1878. He earned his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in 1899, continuing his theological training at Mt. Airy Seminary in 1899 to 1902. After seminary and ordination he served as a Lutheran minister in Overbrook, Pennsylvania from 1902 to 1905. From 1905 to 1909 he served as the founding director of the first Lutheran settlement house in Philadelphia. A disagreement with the governing board led to his resignation and an extended trip to Europe that led to a major change in his life's work.


  • Buchman, Franklin Nathan Daniel (1878–1961);
  • lutheran minister in overbrook, Pennsylvania