Fonds RG-23.4 - David Pfrimmer fonds

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David Pfrimmer fonds

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  • 1956 - 2011 (Creation)
    Pfrimmer, David G. A.

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87.5 cm of textual material
84 audio cassettes
4 DVD discs, 4 Broadcast Standard videocassettes, 3 Beta videocassettes, 14 VHS videocassettes

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David Pfrimmer was born in Montreal and raised in Connecticut. He graduated from Waterloo Lutheran University in 1973 with an Economics degree and from the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 1977. Pfrimmer would later receive a Masters of Arts in Social Ethics from Wilfrid Laurier University (1983) and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton (2000).

Pfrimmer served in various parishes as an ordained minister and was director of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy for 25 years before taking on the role of Principal-Dean at the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Pfrimmer devoted much of his work in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to multi-faith collaboration, human rights, globalization, social justice and similar issues.

Pfrimmer served as principal dean of the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary from 2005 to 2015.

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The fonds contains the professional papers and library of David Pfrimmer.

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The following books owned by David Pfrimmer were entered into the Rare Book Collection:

Die symbolischen Bùˆcher der evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche, deutsch und lateinish, 1876 (German catechism book)

Gemeinschafts-Lieder gesammelt und herausgegeben von Peter Weinand zu Saratow, Rukland, 1917 (German hymn book)

German Language Hymn Book (Date, place, publisher unknown, 19th Century?)

Silbert, J.P. Das Leben unsres herrn Jesu Christi, des Sohnes Gottes und der Jungfrau. Leipzig, 1838.

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The following items are found in Special Collections:

Faith in the public commons : pursuing the public good ; the Augustana Distinguished Lectures 2013, with other presentations / by David Pfrimmer. Waterloo, Ontario : The Centre for Public Ethics, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 2017

The art of dying well : medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada : a public theological primer / David Pfrimmer. Waterloo, Ontario : Centre for Public Ethics, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, [2017]

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  • Shelf: 21-3-1