Opitz, Edmund A., 1914-

The Reverent Edmund A. Opitz (1914-2006), minister, author, speaker, editor, is the energetic founder, in 1957, of the Remnant, a national fellowship of ministers predominately conservative in their political and economic outlook, and, in 1963, of the Nockian Society, a low key organization of admirers of Albert Jay Nock, an influential individualist of the first half of the 20th century. Both organizations have been run under the auspices of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, a leading conservative think-tank. Prior to joining the staff of FEE in 1955, Mr. Opitz was, successively, the Regional Conference Program Director for Spiritual Mobilization in the early 1950s and the director of its Eastern Office. He also served as book editor for Faith and Freedom, the magazine of Spiritual Mobilization. He is the author of several books, including The Powers that Be: Case Studies of the Church in Political Action ; Religion and Capitalism├╣Allies, not Enemies ; and the co-author of The Kingdom without God: Road's End for the Social Gospel, as well as numerous articles for such journals as National Review and the Freeman . An avid bicyclist, Mr. Opitz resided in New York until his death.

From the guide to the Edmund A. Opitz papers, 1946-1974, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)


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