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[Rev. John Adam Fahling]
An Archive Relating to the Life, Work, and Death of Lutheran Reverend J. Adam Fahling 1892-1945
Michigan: n/, 1945. Archive. Good. An Archive Relating to the Life, Work, and Death of Reverend J. Adam Fahling Born in Conklin, Michigan, educated at the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Adam Fahling (June 19, 1892-November 28, 1945) was best known for his Life of Christ(which remains in print, and was issued in a revised 3rd edition in 2017 -- see below for excerpts from the Foreword), but also authored A Harmony of the Gospels; Behold the Savior in Sacred Art; and German Gospel Sermons with English Outlines, as well as numerous articles for Lutheran publications. He served as Pastor in McAlester and Wellston, Oklahoma, from 1914 to '20; in Sawyer, Michigan, from 1920 to '24; in Hamtramck, Michigan, from 1924 to '39; and finally in Milan, Michigan, until his death in 1945. In addition, he served as Executive Secretary of the Detroit (Michigan) Lutheran Center from 1939 to 1945. An energetic, dedicated minister to his community (which was heavily German and German-American through the end of WWI, becoming less German-centric as the decades went by), he was no less invested in the life of the mind. Both sides of him are well-represented in this small but fascinating archive, which consists of a journal, dozens of letters (both written and received), clippings, columns, photographs, programmes, inscribed first editions, and more. The star of the archive is perhaps the journal (item #3) in which we witness Fahling beginning to work out what will become major themes in his later publications. Written predominantly (60-70%) in German, the journal records Fahlin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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