Opitz, Edmund A., 1914-

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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 CapitalismùAllies, 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)

American minister, author, and conservative Edmund A. Opitz (1914-2006) founded, in 1971, the Remnant, a national fellowship of ministers predominantly conservative in political and economic outlook, and, in 1963, the Nockian Society, an organization of admirers of Albert Jay Nock, an influential individualist of the first half of the 20th century. Both organizations were run under the auspices of the conservative research institute Foundation for Economic Education. Before Opitz joined the staff of this organization in 1955, he served as Regional Conference Program Director and then Eastern Office Director for Spiritual Mobilization. Opitz edited the Spiritual Mobilization magazine Faith and freedom and authored several books, including Religion and capitalism and The kingdom without God. He also authored numerous articles for such journals as National review and Freeman.

From the description of Edmund Opitz papers, 1946-1974. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67840524

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creatorOf Edmund A. Opitz papers, 1946-1974 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn James C. Ingebretsen papers, 1941-1977 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Opitz, Edmund A., 1914-. Edmund Opitz papers, 1946-1974. University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Albert Jay Nock papers, 1892-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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correspondedWith Ingebretsen, James C., 1906- person
correspondedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Nock, Albert Jay, 1872 or 3-1945. person
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associatedWith Remnant (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Spiritual Mobilization (Organization) corporateBody
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