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By Marianne Jehle-Wildberger,Mark Kyburz,John Peck

The Swiss theologian Adolf Keller was once the top ecumenist at the ecu continent among the 2 global wars. during this publication the historian Marianne Jehle-Wildberger delineates his existence and its achievements.

Based on study in 40 data in Europe and the us, an image emerges that indicates a superb guy who used to be a private pal oft Karl Barth, C. G. Jung, Thomas Mann, and Albert Schweitzer—and hence who used to be encouraged by means of the non secular traits of the 20 th century.

Keller cooperated heavily with the nationwide Council of church buildings. His relevant Bureau of reduction in Geneva (Inter-Church reduction) was once supported through 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 normal of political dialogue and are unsurpassed.

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

“This completely documented, skillfully provided, and readable research offers us with the 1st biography of Swiss theologian Adolf Keller, probably the most artistic and influential figures within the early ecumenical move of the Twenties and Thirties. This booklet ends up in a deeper appreciation and a fuller figuring out of Keller’s tremendous labors to advertise refugee reduction in the course of international warfare II. it's a welcome contribution to ecumenical studies.”
—Emidio Campi, Former normal Secretary of the area scholar Christian Federation and Professor Emeritus of Church historical past at collage of Zurich

“At lengthy final, the biography of this cofounder of the ecumenical circulate has been written. Jehle-Wildberger provides a finished account of Adolf Keller’s existence and paintings in keeping with a painstaking learn of resources. the writer really carves out Keller’s strengths as a communicator, which allowed him to turn into one of many ‘good stewards of God’s diversified grace’ (1 Peter 4:10). As a pioneer of ecumenism, Keller can 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 smooth church background. 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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