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Exeler was born 1926 as a fourth child of a worker family. As a pupil it engaged in its spare time in the catholic youth movement lp (federation new Germany) and storm crowd and held themselves thereby distance to the national socialism. After the Abitur its summoning followed as a radio operator with the mountain hunters; it came to priest into American war shank, where its desire developed, to become. After the theology study in Münster and Munich he was geweiht 1951 by bishop Keller in Münster to the priest. 1958 attained a doctorate to Exeler with a moral-theological topic (S. Works). Subsequently, it was in the Katecheti centers in Munich, Brussels, Nimwegen and Paris . After a lecturer place at the seminar for priests in Münster Exeler habilitierte itself in Pastoraltheologie. After the training activity in Freiburg (mash gau) it was starting from 1969 up to its death professor for Pastoraltheologie and Religionspädagogik at the university in Münster.
The catholic employees movement (KAB) remained a professor with proletarian origin, on whose lived Gläubigkeit was particularly proud he, lifelong faithfully.
Exeler lived during its time as a theology professor in Münster in a religious group house in the Pfarrgemeinde pc. Theresia. This household e.g. existed. from the later bishop of Limburg, Franz Kamphaus and the later director of the catholic Bible work in Stuttgart, Franz Josef Ortkemper.
With a holidays spare time with children in South Tyrol Exeler on a migration died.
Exeler was a highly gifted Prediger, who became estimated from the children and young people particularly. In the death notice of its students the last sentence reads: “He was a teacher and minister in one - for its pupils, its listeners and for everyone, which entrusted itself him. ”
The participation in the Katecheti congress 1968 in Medellin (Colombia) encouraged Exeler that only a philanthropic and serving church corresponds to the gospel Jesu Christi. Since then it engages itself for the social dimension of faith, theology and church.
In the time of the konziliaren paging of the 1970er years was Exeler for its a student an exemplary academic teacher and interlocutor, who impressed with all criticism to the fallibleness and in need of reformness of the church by its deep-rooted Spiritualität and love for its church.
it - impresses not least from the results of the second Vatikani council - publishes 1978 together with its assistant at that time, Norbert Mette, an anthology for the theology of the people, in order to let come apart from the languagepowerful faith of the church also the small people of the church people to word.
- a glad message of the Christian life. The characteristic of moral theology Johann Baptist Hirschers, Basel, Herder, 1959 (Münster, Univ. Diss., 1957)
- religious education as an assistance to the people becoming, Munich, Kösel, 1982, ISBN 3-466-36119-2
- theology of the people, Mainz, Matthias Grünewald Verl., 1984, ISBN 3-7867-0695-6
- Ana Filipovi´c: Religious education as an assistance to the people becoming. An investigation to the Religionspädagogik Adolf Exelers (1926-1983), Münster, Dialogverl., 2004, ISBN 3-933144-86-8 (Rome, Univ. Diss. 2002)
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of catholic Pastoraltheologe|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rheine, Germany|
|DYING DATE||26. July 1983|
|DYING PLACE||South Tyrol|