By Marianne Jehle-Wildberger,Mark Kyburz,John Peck
Based on study in 40 records in Europe and the us, an image emerges that exhibits an excellent guy who used to be a private good friend oft Karl Barth, C. G. Jung, Thomas Mann, and Albert Schweitzer—and hence who was once inspired by way of the religious traits of the 20 th century.
Keller cooperated heavily with the nationwide Council of church buildings. His primary 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 vital contribution to twentieth-century church heritage and to the background of the 20th century in general.
“This completely documented, skillfully awarded, and readable research presents us with the 1st biography of Swiss theologian Adolf Keller, some of the most artistic and influential figures within the early ecumenical circulation of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties. This booklet results in a deeper appreciation and a fuller knowing of Keller’s large labors to advertise refugee reduction in the course of global warfare II. it's a welcome contribution to ecumenical studies.”
—Emidio Campi, Former common Secretary of the area 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 offers a entire account of Adolf Keller’s lifestyles and paintings in line with a painstaking examine of assets. the writer relatively carves out Keller’s strengths as a communicator, which allowed him to turn into one of many ‘good stewards of God’s different 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 popular Swiss historian. She has written many books and articles at the Reformation, Pietism, and glossy church historical past. She is a consultant at the time of nationwide Socialism and the church fight in Germany and taught historical past on the collage of Sargans.
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Adolf Keller: Ecumenist, World Citizen, Philanthropist by Marianne Jehle-Wildberger,Mark Kyburz,John Peck