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Independent Evangelical Missionary
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[German Version]

(Ger. Freimissionar), a person carrying out missionary work without ecclesial mandate. Since a comparable mission authority was lacking in German Protestantism until the founding of the Danish-Halle Mission, individually operating missionaries played an important role, as for instance J. v. Welz, who, after an unsuccessful call for mission, traveled to Surinam, and P. Heyling, who was active in Ethiopia. During the 19th century, independent Evangelical missionaries such as K.A.F. Gützlaff developed innovative approaches in conscious demarcation fro…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Independent Evangelical Missionary”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07878>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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