John H. A. Bomberger Library
Reformirtes Kirchenbuch: Völlständige Sammlung der in der Reformirten Kirche Eingeführten Kirchengebete und Formulare zum Praktischen Gebrauche Eingerichtet
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This 295 page book contains liturgical texts of the Reformed Church.
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Reformed Church, liturgies, texts, J. H. A. Ebrard
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Ebrard, Johannes Heinrich August, "Reformirtes Kirchenbuch: Völlständige Sammlung der in der Reformirten Kirche Eingeführten Kirchengebete und Formulare zum Praktischen Gebrauche Eingerichtet" (1847). John H. A. Bomberger Library. 18.
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A volume from the private library of the Reverend John Henry Augustus Bomberger (1817-1890), founder and first President of Ursinus College.
Bomberger's interest in this book was at least two-fold. Firstly, Ebrard was a Reformed theologian in Germany (mainly at Erlangen) who sympathized with Bomberger's and others' efforts to "save" the Reformed Church in the United States from the "high-church," "Puseyite" theologies and liturgics typical of the Mercersburg movement. Like Isaac Dorner on the continent, Ebrard was at first in sympathy with some of the tenets of Nevin and Schaff, but later repudiated them - much to the delight of Bomberger and the Ursinus group within the denomination.
This text reflects Bomberger's concern with "valid" precedents in Reformed worship.