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Danish Missions
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I. State Mission – II. Missionary Societies – III. Missionary Council

I. State Mission

B. Ziegenbalg and H. Plütschau were sent in 1705, during the reign of King Frederick IV, to the Danish colony Tranquebar (Danish-Halle Mission). To support the mission and train missionaries the king founded the Collegium de cursu Evangelii promovendo in 1714. In 1716 the Norwegian minister Thomas v. Westen (1682–1727) started work among the Lapps and in 1721 H. Egede set ou…

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Haanes, Vidar L., “Danish Missions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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