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Elmer Jacob Frederick Arndt

Elmer Jacob Frederick Arndt, American clergyman, educator. member United Church of Christ delegation to consultation on church union; member of commission on faith and order World Council Churches; Member American Philosophical Association, American Theological Association.

Background

  • Arndt, Elmer Jacob Frederick was born on November 10, 1908 in New Orleans. Son of William and Augusta (Scherer) Arndt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Divinity, Eden. Seminary, 1929; Master of Arts, Washington University, 1930. School of Theology and Ministry, Union Seminary, New York City, 1931.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Letters, Elmhurst College, 1964. Doctor of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, 1964.

    Career

    • Seminary, since 1931, assistant to associate professor, 1931-1941, professor history, theology and Christian ethics, 1941-1969. Chairman of the Board Church World Service Center, St. Louis, 1946-1954, general manager, 1954-1964. Chairman commission on Christian social action Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1941-1957.

      Chairman commission to prepare a statement of faith United Church of Christ, 1958-1962, chairman theological commission. Member United Church of Christ delegation to consultation on church union. Member of commission on faith and order World Council Churches.

    Works

    • Author: The Heritage of the Reformation, 1952. The Faith We Proclaim, 1960. The Font and the Table, 1967.

      Essays other volumes.

    Membership

    Member United Church of Christ delegation to consultation on church union. Member of commission on faith and order World Council Churches. Member American Philosophical Association, American Theological Association.

    Connections

    • Married Irene Ruth Agricola, August 23, 1935. Children: Richard W., Jane D., David P., Samuel J. Faculty Eden Theological.
    • father: William Arndt
    • mother: Augusta (Scherer) Arndt
    • spouse: Irene Ruth Agricola
    • children: Richard W. Arndt
    • Jane D. Arndt
    • David P. Arndt
    • Samuel J. Faculty Eden Theol Arndt
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    Born November 10, 1908
    Died December 30, 1969
    (aged 61)
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