Blumhofer, Edith Lydia

BLUMHOFER, Edith Lydia (née Waldvogel). b. New York, 24 April 1950; d. Naperville, Illinois, 5 March 2020. A church historian, biographer, and researcher on the role of hymns in American religious culture and thought, Edith Blumhofer was born the oldest child of three to Edwin and Edith Waldvogel. She was raised in Woodhaven, New York, then a municipality of Queens. Her father was pastor of Ridgewood Pentecostal Church, Brooklyn. She married Edwin Blumhofer on 13 September 1975: they were the parents of three children and grandparents of six grandchildren.  Blumhofer graduated from Hunter College, New York (BA, 1971) and Harvard University (PhD, 1977) where she was a Danforth Fellow...

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