PREUSCHEN, ERWIN FRIEDRICH WILHELM FERDINAND: German Protestant; b. at Lisaberg (not far from Frankfort), Hesse, Jan. 8, 1867. He was educated at the University of Giessen (lie.theol., 1891), and after being an assistant to A. Harnack at Berlin in the preparation of his Bestand der allchrimlichen Literatur (1891-93); held various pastorates in Hesse-Darmstadt until 1897; was a teacher in a gymnasium at Darmstadt (1897-1907), where lie was appointed professor in 1907. In theology he holds that " an investigation of the original form of Christianity as an absolute religion is the only justifiable foundation of theological activity and Christian knowledge, such an investigation to be uninfluenced by philosophical categories and ecclesiastical dogmas." He has written Analekta, kürzere Texte zur Geschichte der alten Kirche and des Kanons (Freiburg, 1893); Palladius and Rufinus (Giessen, 1897); Antilegomend, die Reste der dusserkanonischen Evangelien and urehristlichen Ueberlieferungen (1901); Zwei gnostische Hymnen (1904); Leitfaden der biblischen Geographie (1904); Kirchengeschichte fur die deutsche Familie (Reutlingen, 1905); and Vollständiges griechisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch zu den Schriften des N. T. (Giessen, 1908 sqq.). He has also edited Tertullian's De pænitentia et de pudicitia. (Freiburg, 1891) and De præscriptione hæreticorum (1892), as well as Origin's commentary on St. John (Leipsic, 1908), while in 1900 he founded the Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentlichte Wissenschaft, of which he has since been the editor. . He has translated E. Hatch's Greek Ideas and Usages, their Infuence upon the Christian Church (London, 1890) under the title Griechentum and Christentum (Freiburg, 1892) and the Armenian version of the sixth and seventh books of the church history of Eusebius (Leipsic, 1902).

PRICE, HORACE MACCARTIE EYRE: Church of England bishop; b. at Malvern (36 m. s,w, of


Birmingham), England, Aug. 3, 1863. He received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1885; M. A., 1889); was ordained deacon, 1886, and priest, 1888; entered the service of the Church Missionary Society, in which he remained, except for a year, till his consecration as bishop of Fuh Kien, China, in 1906. His appointments were: missionary and vice-principal of the Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, 1886-89; curate of Wingfield, Suffolk, 1889-90; principal of the society's boys' school at Osaka, Japan, 1890-97; acting secretary for the society at Osaka, 1897-98; principal of the society's divinity school in the same city, 1900-03, and secretary for the society, 1899-1904; did missionary work there, till 1906, acting also as examining chaplain to the bishop of Osaka, 1899--1906, as archdeacon of Osaka, 1901-06, and as secretary for the society in central Japan, 1904-1906. These posts he left to take up the duties of his bishopric.


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