Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

Get access

German Missions
(2,596 words)

Although spreading the gospel message to all peoples has been a hallmark of the Christian faith from the very beginning, the identification of missionary work with individuals from a specific nationality is a post-Reformation and primarily Protestant phenomenon. Because the Roman Catholic Church was an international body, individuals who served in religious or missionary orders were theoretically part of the larger community, although many of these b…

Cite this page
Pierard, Richard V., “German Missions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G42>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

▲   Back to top   ▲