Finding the Church | A Personal Memoir (Steckel)

Finding the Church | A Personal Memoir (Steckel)

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A Lifetime of Seeking the Church

After writing New Ecclesiology and Polity: United Church of Christ (The Pilgrim Press) to spark discussion about ecclesiology, Clyde J. Steckel felt he had more to say about the church.

Finding the Church: A Personal Memoir, says Steckel, is “a nuanced narrative about my life in the church, how I found the church, how the church found me, and how I came to love the church.”

Readers will travel with the author as he recounts the key times in his life when he either found the church or the church found him:

  • During Early Years
  • In Adolescence and Beyond
  • In College and Chosen Vocation
  • At Seminary and in My First Call
  • During College Chaplaincy
  • With Campus Ministry
  • On the Seminary Faculty and Administration
  • In Retirement

Steckel’s hope for readers: “As you follow my life path finding the church and being found by the church, I hope you will be encouraged to frame your own religious story in ways you might not have imagined before.”

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About the Author

Clyde J. Steckel is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and is Emeritus Professor of Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is the author of New Ecclesiology and Polity: United Church of Christ (The Pilgrim Press, 2009).

Paperback: 120 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN 978-0-8298-2041-6