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Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
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(IVF) is a worldwide evangelical Christian student movement, which emerged out of the British biblicist reaction to the ecumenical Student Christian movement. Formed in 1928 by three evangelical leaders, H.W. Guinness, Douglas Johnson, and Hugh Gough, and influenced by medical and faith missions, the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (CICCU), the Plymouth Brethren, and the Keswick Movement, the IVF formalized existing inter-university evangelical union links, which had been forming since the missions …

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Intervarsity Christian Fellowship”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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