By Marianne Jehle-Wildberger,Mark Kyburz,John Peck

ISBN-10: 1498215149

ISBN-13: 9781498215145

ISBN-10: 1620321076

ISBN-13: 9781620321072

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

Based on study in 40 documents in Europe and the U.S., an image emerges that exhibits an excellent guy who used to be a private buddy oft Karl Barth, C. G. Jung, Thomas Mann, and Albert Schweitzer—and therefore who was once inspired by means of the religious traits of the 20th century.

Keller cooperated heavily with the nationwide Council of church buildings. His imperative Bureau of aid in Geneva (Inter-Church relief) was once supported by means 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 regular of political dialogue and are unsurpassed.

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

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

“At lengthy final, the biography of this cofounder of the ecumenical flow has been written. Jehle-Wildberger provides a finished account of Adolf Keller’s lifestyles and paintings in response to a painstaking learn of assets. the writer quite carves out Keller’s strengths as a communicator, which allowed him to turn into one of many ‘good stewards of God’s various grace’ (1 Peter 4:10). As a pioneer of ecumenism, Keller might be remembered.”
—Gottfried W. Locher, President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant church buildings and President of the neighborhood of Protestant church buildings in Europe

Marianne Jehle-Wildberger is a popular Swiss historian. She has written many books and articles at the Reformation, Pietism, and glossy church historical past. She is a expert at the time of nationwide Socialism and the church fight in Germany and taught historical past on the university of Sargans.

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