Edmund Jacob Wolf (1840-1903) was “a writer of history, a teacher of history, and himself a great part of the history of our Lutheran Church in recent times.” (W.E. Parson) He earned a doctor of divinity degree from Franklin and Marshall College, and a law degree from Wittenberg College.
“Dr. Wolf was a model preacher, but especially in this that he preached God’s Word, not human philosophy. He preached the comforts of the Scripture truth rather than the terrors of the law… Dr. Wolf’s real life-work was in the professor’s chair. He settled down to the life of a student and teacher at the age of thirty-three, and for nearly that many years more was one of the most influential forces in the making of the pastors for our General Synod Churches.” (W.E. Parson)