Luther Alexander Gotwald, D.D. (1833–1900) was a professor of theology in the Wittenberg Theological Seminary. He was famously tried for heresy by the board of directors at Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, on April 4 and April 5, 1893, which put on trial many key issues that Lutherans still debate today. Gotwald was born in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, the fifth child of seven brothers and five sisters, the son of prominent Lutheran minister, Daniel Gotwald. He married Mary Elizabeth King after meeting her at Wittenberg College (now Wittenberg University). Gotwald died in 1900 in Springfield, Ohio.
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“I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.”
—Martin Luther (14831546)