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Danish-Halle Mission
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(DHM). An initiative undertaken around 1705 by the Danish King Frederick IV (1671–1730) under the influence of his court chaplain, Franz Julius Lütkens (1650–1712), who was, in turn, inspired by P.J. Spener, later became the Dänisch-Hallesche Mission, after A.H. Francke had abandoned his initial reticence to cooperate. It initiated Protestant world missions in 1706 by sending its first missionaries, the Germans B. Ziegenbalg and H. Plütschau. An independent administrative committee was not established until 1714; it oversaw work in Denmark and …

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Grundmann, Christoffer H., “Danish-Halle Mission”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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