What is it about?
Jan Schubert offers an approach to ideas on European unity via the life of the first general secretary of the World Council of Churches, dr. W.A. Visser 't Hooft. This article is a book review in English of his dissertation in German.
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Why is it important?
European unity is most of the time considered from predominantly economic and self-centered points of view. Short term thinking on predominantly material benefits seem to carry most weight in political discussions. But to consider Europe a corner stone for durable peace was in the 20th century originally a value driven idea.
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This page is a summary of: Willem Adolph Visser ’t Hooft (1900–1985). Ökumene und Europa, by Jan Schubert, Church History and Religious Culture, January 2018, Brill,
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