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John William Klotz

John William Klotz, American seminary educator, author, minister. Ordained to ministry, 1943. President Friends of Our Native Landscape, Chicago, 1954-1959, ACRES, Inc., Fort Wayne, 1960-1970; board directors Merry Lea Environmental Center, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 1970-1974. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Biological Science, Izaak Walton League, Nature Conservancy.

Background

  • Klotz, John William was born on January 10, 1918 in Pittsburgh. Son of John William and Anna Mathilde (Kauffmann) Klotz.

  • Education

    • Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1947.

    Career

    • Instructor Concorida College, Bronxville, New York, 1941-1943, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, 1943-1945. Professor religious studies Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois, 1945-1959. Professor and academy dean Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1959-1974.

      Professor practical theology, dean academy affairs Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1974-1978, director graduate studies, since 1978. Secretary Committee Research Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since 1955, member Commission Constitutional Matters, 1974-1981.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry, 1943.

    Works

    • Genesis 1 to 11: Creation, Sin, and the Nature of God (MacArthur Bible Studies)
    • Where did we come from? Why is there pain and suffering? Who committed the first murder? Why are there so many languages in the world? The first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis have the answers to these questions and more—providing us with the history of the human race in its earliest years prior to the time of Abraham.
    • Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan
    • Why would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism's reverence for life allow legalized, widely used abortion? Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites, in which the parents of aborted fetuses pray for the well-being of these rejected "lives.
    • Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan
    • Why would a country strongly influenced by Buddhism's reverence for life allow legalized, widely used abortion? Equally puzzling to many Westerners is the Japanese practice of mizuko rites, in which the parents of aborted fetuses pray for the well-being of these rejected "lives.

    Membership

    President Friends of Our Native Landscape, Chicago, 1954-1959, ACRES, Inc., Fort Wayne, 1960-1970. Board directors Merry Lea Environmental Center, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 1970-1974. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Biological Science, Izaak Walton League, Nature Conservancy.

    Connections

    • father: John William Klotz
    • mother: Anna Mathilde (Kauffmann) Klotz
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    Born January 10, 1918
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Concordia Seminary
    • 1947
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1941 - 1943
      Instructor, Concorida College
      Bronxville, New York, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      Instructor, Concorida College
      Mankato, Minnesota, United States
    • 1945 - 1959
      professor, religious studies Concordia Teachers College
      River Forest, Illinois, United States
    • 1959 - 1974
      professor, and academy dean Concordia Senior College
      Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      professor, practical theology