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Freytag, Walter
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(May 28, 1899, Neudietendorf – Oct 24, 1959, Heidelberg), an influential facilitator and force in missiology (from 1929, teaching posts in Kiel and Hamburg; from 1953, professor of missiology and ecumenical relations) and missions (Deutsche Evangelische Missionshilfe, Deutscher Evangelischer Missionsrat, International Missionary Council, World Council of Churches). He founded the Academy of Mission of the Universtity of Hamburg (1954). His reflections, which grew out of concomitant observation of missionary and ecumenical…

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Ahrens, Theodor, “Freytag, Walter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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