Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman (June 4, 1878 – August 7, 1961), best known as Dr. or Rev. Frank Buchman, was a Protestant Christian evangelist who founded the Oxford Group (known as Moral Re-Armament from 1938 until 2001, and as Initiatives of Change since then). He was decorated by the French and German governments for his contributions to Franco-German reconciliation after World War II.
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... Buchman was strongly opposed by Reinhold Niebuhr, who charged that "In other words, a Nazi social philosophy has been a covert presumption of the whole Oxford group enterprise ... by Reinhold Niebuhr) Dietrich Bonhoeffer also accused Buchman of naivety over his attempts to convert Hitler "The Oxford Group has been naïve enough to try to convert Hitler - a ... Buchman replied to Brunner "Your danger is that you are still the Professor thundering from the pulpit and want the theologically perfect ...
... Frank Buchman, initiator of the work which became known as the Oxford Group, was convinced that military rearmament alone would not resolve the crisis ... She dedicated it to "Frank Buchman, whose initial vision made possible the world of the living characters in these stories," and added, "What they are doing up and down the country in ... Buchman was awarded the Croix de Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by the French Government, and also the German Grand Cross of the Order of Merit ...
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