Tag: Social Change, Personal Transformation book
By James K. Mathews
BROTHER JOE: A 20th CENTURY APOSTLE is the biography of Joseph W. Mathews (1911-1977), a reformer of ecumenical institutions -- especially the Christian church -- as they would be about honoring their traditions of care for the world. The biographer, Bishop James K. Mathews, his younger brother, spins the story of "Joe" from early years, education, church ministry, service in WWII, re-education with H. Richard Niebuhr, academe, Christian Faith and Life Community, Order:Ecumenical/Ecumenical Institute/Institute of Cultural Affairs, worldwide spirit movement. Joe was in the reformer style of Benedict, Luther, Wesley, Bonhoeffer, and Gandhi in vision and strategic savvy, catalyzing a 20th century spirit understanding and framework for individual, community, and global care.