Emanuel Vogel Gerhart

1817-1904. American Reformed theologian. He studied at Marshall College (1836-38) and the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in Mercersburg. Ordained in 1842, he served parishes in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He was elected president of Heidelberg College, and professor of systematic theology at the Reformed Seminary in Tiffin, Ohio (1851-55). He became the first president of Franklin and Marshall College (1855-68), resigning in 1868 to become the successor of Henry Harbaugh as professor of systematic theology at Mercersburg. Editor and contributor to the Reformed Church Review (from 1854), his most important works were the Triglot edition of the Heidelberg Catechism (1863) and a general systematic theology, The Institutes of the Christian Religion (1891, 1894).