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Gerken, John D., 1924-



  • Existence: 1924- - 2009

Biographical Note

John Gerken (1924-2009) entered the Jesuit order after high school and was ordained in 1955. He taught theology at John Carroll University (1960-1968) but left the priesthood to work for General Motors as a management trainer in 1969. He wrote three books: Toward a Theology of the Layman (1961); An American Ethic (1995); and Youth and Integrity (2003).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Karl Rahner manuscripts

 Collection — Box 1

Consists of mimeograph copies of typescripts of De Gratia Christi (third edition, 1951) and De Deo Creante et Elevante (1953) by German Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner, accompanied by a letter from John D. Gerkin to Father John Foley commenting on them (1959).

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1951 - 1959