1903 – 1984
Who was Edmund Schlink?
Edmund Schlink was a leading German Lutheran theologian in the modern ecumenical movement, especially in the World Council of Churches. An influential teacher, pastor, and professor, he was also a leading participant in several official ecumenical dialogues for more than forty years. The author of a weighty dogmatics text, five additional important books, and numerous essays, sermons, and addresses, this second-generation "ecumenical pioneer of the 20th Century" was the central systematic-historical theologian at Heidelberg University between 1946 and his death in 1984.
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