Excerpt from The Chaplain, Vol. 31
At a chapel service a few days after his death Concordia Seminary expressed its thanks for the Christian life and work of Dr. Piepkorn. From that memorial service we repeat here the informative biographical summary and the loving tribute from his seminary
Excerpt from The Chaplain, Vol. 31
At a chapel service a few days after his death Concordia Seminary expressed its thanks for the Christian life and work of Dr. Piepkorn. From that memorial service we repeat here the informative biographical summary and the loving tribute from his seminary colleagues:
"Arthur Carl Piepkorn was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 21, 1907, the son of John Albert and Bertha, nee Taenzer, Piepkorn. He was graduated from Concordia College, Milwaukee, in 1925, and from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1928. Encouraged to Semitic studies by the late Walter A. Maier, he earned a doctorate at the University of Chicago by 1932 with a specialty in Babylonian archaeology. He was ordained in 1930 and served pastorates in St. Louis, Missouri; Chisholm, Minnesota, and Cleveland, Ohio. From 1940 to 1951 he was on active duty as an army chaplain, the senior chaplain of the U.S. occupational forces in Germany in 1945, the commandant of the Chaplain School in Pennsylvania 1948 to 1950, and president of the Chaplain Board 1950-1951. When he retired in 1967 he had received thirteen medals and decorations. He returned to academic pursuits in 1951 with election as professor of systematics at Concordia Seminary. A superb combination of thoroughness, excellence and cordiality marked his service in various fields: the symbolical books of the Lutheran Church (cotranslator of the Tappert edition), liturgical studies and practices, leader in doctrinal conversations with the Roman Catholic Church, medieval and Reformation paleography. His service record lists twenty major fields of publication and editorial pursuits. In these, as well as in his fifteen minute chapel addresses at the Seminary, he exerted excellence both painstaking and colorful, which his hearers and associates accepted from a man who was basically a kind helper. His death interrupts completion of The Religious Bodies in the United States and Canada: A Profile of Beliefs. He was married in 1936 to Miriam Agatha Sodergren, who survives him with daughters Mary (Mrs. Edward E. Eckart), Faith (Mrs. Richard E. Hoffmann), Felicity (Mrs. James C. Steere), and Angela. Seldom has a man in one lifetime achieved such a measure at once of respect and affection.
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