Hobart Baumann Amstutz

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Hobart Baumann Amstutz (born September 18, 1896 in Henrietta , Ohio , † February 26, 1980 in Claremont , California ) was a Methodist theologian and bishop .

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Amstutz and Rev. Tyler Thompson, interned in the "Sime Road Camp" prisoner of war camp in Singapore.

Hobart Baumann Amstutz had two brothers; Clarence John "Stutz" and Melvin. He attended high school in Oberlin until 1915 and then Baldwin-Wallace College for two years , until he was drafted into the US Army to take part in the First World War. After the war he continued his education and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1921 . In 1923 he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston and an MAat Northwestern University. In 1938 Baldwin-Wallace College awarded him an honorary doctorate in theology (DD / Divinitatis Doctor).

Hobart Baumann Amstutz was a missionary of the Wesleyan Church in Southeast Asia from 1926 . In 1942 he was sent to a prisoner- of- war camp of the Japanese Empire and was interned for three and a half years. From 1956 to 1964 he was elected Bishop of the United Methodist Church for Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Burma). He was the founding president of Trinity College in Singapore. Shortly after his retirement he was called again to serve as Bishop of the Methodist Church in Pakistan from 1964 to 1968. There he made particular merits in the unification of various churches to form the Church of Pakistan .

Individual evidence

  1. The Oberlin Alumni Magazine , Oberlin, Ohio, March / April 1980, pages 43-44
  2. Oberlin High School Alumni In Memoriam (accessed April 21, 2011)
  3. Methodist Church List of Bishops (accessed April 21, 2011)
  4. Albert S. Goh: The Fortune Teller's Birds , Infinity Pub.Com, 2005, pages 169 to 215, ISBN 978-0-7414-2471-6 ( available online )
  5. Ah Lai Eng: Religious Diversity in Singapore , Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008, page 606 ff., ISBN 978-0-7414-2471-6 ( available online )