A Ministry to Man: The Life of John Lovejoy Elliott Tay Hohoff

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Published: 1959

Hardcover

234 pages


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A Ministry to Man: The Life of John Lovejoy Elliott  by  Tay Hohoff

A Ministry to Man: The Life of John Lovejoy Elliott by Tay Hohoff
1959 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 234 pages | ISBN: | 7.74 Mb

Kirkus Reviews: This charmingly written book, both biography and personal appreciation, tells of the life of John Lovejoy Elliott, one of Americas most vivid teachers, social reformers and humanitarians and a leader of the Ethical Culture movement.MoreKirkus Reviews: This charmingly written book, both biography and personal appreciation, tells of the life of John Lovejoy Elliott, one of Americas most vivid teachers, social reformers and humanitarians and a leader of the Ethical Culture movement.

Born in 1868 in Princeton, III., of highly intelligent but far from rich parents, devoted his life long to his amazing mother,- as a young man Elliott met Felix Adler, founder of the Ethical Culture Society, who gave him his goal in life: to work for the ethical perfection of society by promoting the best life of others.

Graduating from Cornell in 1892 and receiving his doctors degree in Germany, Elliott, a man of tremendous vitality and humor and few taboos, worked with Adlers help in New York slums- in Chelsea, a poor, colorful and never dull district, he founded the Hudson Guild, one of New Yorks most successful and ciferous settlements- in 1933, at Adlers death, he became Senior Leader of the Ethical Culture Society, a post he held until his death in 1942.

Written with wit and discrimination and pulling no punches, the book, highly specialized as to subject matter and lacking dramatic impact, will hold little appeal for addicts of popular biography but it should be welcomed by students and historians of American education and social reform and by members of the Ethical Culture Society -- and also by all those who knew, even remotely, Elliott himself.



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