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Hoekendijk, Johannes Christiaan
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(May 3, 1912, Garut, Indonesia – Jun 26, 1975, Long Island, USA) was a Dutch ecumenical and missionary theologian. He taught at the University of Utrecht (1953–1965) and at Union Theological Seminary in New York (1965–1975). His theology is characterized by the insistence that the church can be no more than a function of God's work for worldly shalom, and by an effort to take the secular world seriously as the field where kerygma, koinonia, and diakonia appear as references to the coming kingdom. Although suspicious of emerging forms of liberation theology, he is rightl…

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Hoedemaker, Bert, “Hoekendijk, Johannes Christiaan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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