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By Marianne Jehle-Wildberger,Mark Kyburz,John Peck

ISBN-10: 1498215149

ISBN-13: 9781498215145

ISBN-10: 1620321076

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The Swiss theologian Adolf Keller used to be the top ecumenist at the ecu continent among the 2 international wars. during this ebook the historian Marianne Jehle-Wildberger delineates his existence and its achievements.

Based on examine in 40 records in Europe and the us, an image emerges that indicates a superb guy who was once a private good friend oft Karl Barth, C. G. Jung, Thomas Mann, and Albert Schweitzer—and hence who used to be encouraged via the religious developments of the 20 th century.

Keller cooperated heavily with the nationwide Council of church buildings. His relevant Bureau of aid in Geneva (Inter-Church relief) used to be supported by way of American church buildings. His lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary on “Religion and Revolution” (1933)—in which he used to be one of many first commentators to denounce nationwide Socialism in Germany—set a brand new general of political dialogue and are unsurpassed.

Marianne Jehle-Wildbergers’ booklet is a crucial contribution to twentieth-century church background and to the background of the 20th century in general.

“This completely documented, skillfully offered, and readable research presents us with the 1st biography of Swiss theologian Adolf Keller, essentially the most artistic and influential figures within the early ecumenical stream of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. This ebook ends up in a deeper appreciation and a fuller realizing of Keller’s gigantic labors to advertise refugee reduction in the course of international struggle II. it's a welcome contribution to ecumenical studies.”
—Emidio Campi, Former common Secretary of the realm scholar Christian Federation and Professor Emeritus of Church heritage at college of Zurich

“At lengthy final, the biography of this cofounder of the ecumenical circulate has been written. Jehle-Wildberger provides a accomplished account of Adolf Keller’s lifestyles and paintings in line with a painstaking examine of resources. the writer fairly carves out Keller’s strengths as a communicator, which allowed him to develop into one of many ‘good stewards of God’s various grace’ (1 Peter 4:10). As a pioneer of ecumenism, Keller will be remembered.”
—Gottfried W. Locher, President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant church buildings and President of the group of Protestant church buildings in Europe

Marianne Jehle-Wildberger is a well known Swiss historian. She has written many books and articles at the Reformation, Pietism, and glossy church background. She is a consultant at the time of nationwide Socialism and the church fight in Germany and taught heritage on the university of Sargans.

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