Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies Records
Series I: Administration (1958-1979) contains Board of Trustee and Executive Committee minutes
Series II: Financial (1962-1980) includes annual statements and monthly reports
Series III: Publications (1958-1981) contains brochures and newsletters
Series IV: Public Relations (1957-1974) contains news clippings and press releases.
- 1957 - 1981
- Howe, Reuel L., 1905-1985 (Person)
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The Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies was established in 1957 for continuing theological education for clergy and lay leaders. Bishop Emrich, Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan, suggested Cranbrook House as a location and the Institute began leasing the upper floors of Cranbrook House in 1957. Realizing the challenges of being a spiritual leader in the twentieth century, the Institute hoped to create a place where clergy and ministers could share ideas and work together with a view to integrating historic Christian insights with twentieth century findings from human sciences and open dialogue with other traditions. The Institute sponsored seminars and conferences of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish religious leaders. Founder Dr. Reuel L. Howe served as Director until 1973. He was succeeded by Dr. John E. Biersdorf. The Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies eventually moved to another location.
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The Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies was established in 1957 for continuing theological education for clergy and lay leaders to share ideas on integrating historic Christian insights with twentieth century findings from human sciences and open dialogue with other traditions. It hosted seminars and conferences bringing together leaders from Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish traditions. The founder, Dr. Reuel L. Howe, remained director until 1973 and was succeeded by Dr. John E. Biersdorf. The collection contains administrative materials, predominantly Board of Trustees meeting minutes pertaining to the management of the Institute. It includes financial reports that record the financial challenges of the Institute. The collection also includes clippings and ephemera.
The collection is divided into four series all arranged alphanumerically: Administration; Financial; Publications; and Public Relations.
Gift of Max Fruhauf.
Processed by Chris Frey, 2000; reprocessed by Laura MacNewman, 2017
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