This continues from Part 18g-2 a series on Copernicanism and Geocentricity (see Intro & Contents in Part 1) in response to a letter from a young person ("Josh") who asked if I believed Geocentricity ... and did not ridicule me in his question.
|Pastor F. E. Pasche|
- Walther's sermon which spoke of the Sun's orbit around the Earth
- 1886 Synodical Conference essay against Copernicanism
- Lehre und Wehre essay by "W.M." in 1898
- Der Lutheraner article in 1878 (by Pastor Köstering)
Perhaps the most prolific LCMS geocentrist was Frederick E. Pasche (1872–1954). Pastor Pasche wrote two substantial geocentric books in German—Christliche Weltanschauung. Kosmogonie und Astronomie (Christian Worldview: Cosmogony and Astronomy) in 1904 and Bibel und Astronomie (Bible and Astronomy) in 1906. In 1915, Pasche published a 49-page pamphlet entitled Fifty Reasons: Copernicus or the Bible.
|Prof. John Schaller|
I will comment more on Pasche's booklet 50 Reasons later. But first I want to cover his earlier books that were published in the German language... in Part 19b.
[2017-02-10: I have discovered that in 1913, Prof. Th. Engelder defended against Copernicanism in a serialized essay in Lehre und Wehre. Search for "Kopernikanismus" in Google Books here – pp. 70 and 220 are indicated]