The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schaff, David Schley

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Schaff, David Schley
Edition of 1920. See also David Schley Schaff on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SCHAFF, shäf, David Schley, American Presbyterian clergyman and educator, son of Philip Schaff (q.v.): b. Mercersburg, Pa., 17 Oct. 1852. He was graduated at Yale in 1873 and in 1877 was ordained in the Presbyterian ministry. He served as pastor in 1877-1907; was professor of church history at Lane Theological Seminary in 1897-1903; and since 1903 has been professor of ecclesiastical and doctrinal history there. He was a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian Council at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1913. He was one of the editors of the ‘Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia’ (4 vols., 1883); and of ‘History of the Christian Church’ (Vols. I-II, 1907-10); and author of ‘Commentary on Acts’ (1882); ‘Life of Philip Schaff’ (1897); ‘John Huss’ (1915), etc. He translated ‘The Church’ by Huss (1915).