Notes from a wayfarer : the autobiography of Helmut Thielicke (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Notes from a wayfarer : the autobiography of Helmut Thielicke

Author: Helmut Thielicke
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Helmut Thielicke was one of the most read and most listened to theologians of our time. In Notes From a Wayfarer, written shortly after his 75th birthday, Thielicke sets forth his memoirs from a long and full life. Without pretense or self-promotion, Thielicke introduces us to the figures whom he counted among his friends and acquaintances: Karl Barth, Konrad Adenauer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dwight Eisenhower, Helmut  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Autobiography
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thielicke, Helmut, 1908-1986.
Notes from a wayfarer.
New York : Paragon House, 1995
(OCoLC)608623834
Online version:
Thielicke, Helmut, 1908-1986.
Notes from a wayfarer.
New York : Paragon House, 1995
(OCoLC)624421734
Named Person: Helmut Thielicke; Helmut Thielicke; Helmut Thielicke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Thielicke
ISBN: 1557787085 9781557787088
OCLC Number: 31239180
Description: xxi, 422 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Childhood and youth in Barmen, 1908-1928: Idylls and terrors ; A classical education ; On the way to lifelong ; Friendships ; Remarkable teachers ; Adolescent religion ; Love's first awakening ; School journeys ; Attitude to the Weimar republic --
Student and assistant days, 1928-1936: The illness ; Meetings with Karl Barth ; In Erlangen ; My doctorate in theology and my struggle to gain habilitation; An inner conflict ; My first experiences with the Nazi regime ; Growing conflicts ; Head of the student hostel at Erlangen : new obstacles --
Professorial beginning in Heidelberg, 1936-1940: My first years of marriage ; Under the threat of ideological dictatorship ; The enforced end: The events leading to my dismissal ; My visit to the brown house in Munich ; Unemployed. Emergency accommodation in the army --
Maturation in Parish ministry, 1940-1942: Settling down in Ravensbrug and Langenargen-by-Constance ; The green horn vicar ; Offer of the Schleiermacher pulpit at Berlin --
Dramatic times in Stuttgart, 1942-1944: The planning and realization of a public dogmatics ; Teaching in Swabi ; My en counter with Bultmann ; Literary output ; The burden of the air raids and the threat from the regime ; Resistance groups ; Stuttgart's end --
Our time in Korntal as refuges from the bombing, 1944-1945: Our new life in exile ; Lecture tours under the burned of air raids ; The end of the war ; An adventurous journey to Eisenhower's headquarters ; first signs of interest from Tubingen and other tempting offers. The Tubingen years, 1945-1964: The Tubingen theology faculty ; Frederick Sieburg, Romano Guardini ; Carlo Schimd ; Eduard Spranger ; Back in the lecture hall ; Students and other good souls ; Family life ; Visits to the internment camps ; The god Friday sermon of 1947 ; The founding of the protestant academy at bad boll ; Calls to other chairs ; A kaleidoscope of lecture tours and other journeys ; A visit to Barth's studio ; Further events in the first postwar years ; rector Tubingen university and president of the conference of reactors --
My first decade in Hamburg, 1954-1964: The planning and realization of the new faculty ; Dramatic and comical events at the opening ceremony ; Nest-building in Wellingsbuttel ; In the pulpit of the church of Sr. Michael ; Hamburg personalities and episodes. Major journeys in the 1950s: My first journey to the united states, Spring 1956 ; Amusing and serious episodes in Scotland ; Sea voyage to the far east, 1958 ; In Southern Africa, 1959 ; My encounter with Konrad adenauer and other Rhineland impressions --
The turbulent 1960s: Some Greek Impressions ; Rector of Hamburg University ; Speech on June 17, 1962, to the Bundestag ; Pages from a sketchbook: North America ; Pages from a sketchbook: Latin America ; The workhouse in Mustin ; Call to a chair at Munich --
The student revolt in university and church: The disturbances at the university ; The disturbance at the church of St. Michael ; The painful aftermath ; On board the Transvaal with various adversaries ; Controversies surrounding a politicized student Christian society --
Into the final rounds: Faith information project group ; Encounter with a Monastic community ; Visiting professorship in New Zealand and Australia.
Other Titles: Zu Gast auf einem schönen Stern.
Responsibility: translated by David R. Law.
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Helmut Thielicke was one of the most read and most listened to theologians of our time. In Notes From a Wayfarer, written shortly after his 75th birthday, Thielicke sets forth his memoirs from a long and full life. Without pretense or self-promotion, Thielicke introduces us to the figures whom he counted among his friends and acquaintances: Karl Barth, Konrad Adenauer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dwight Eisenhower, Helmut Kohl, and Jimmy Carter. Thielicke was, moreover, a witness to many of the most significant events of our century; his life history is interwoven with the Kaiser period, the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Third Reich, a divided Germany, and the tumultuous 60s. From the perspective of this single life we are afforded a broad and clear vision of the moments that have shaped the generation leading us into the 21st century.

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