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Ockenga, Harold John
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( Jul 6, 1905, Chicago, IL – Feb 8, 1985, Boston, MA). After his studies at Taylor University (B.A. 1927), Westminster Theological Seminary (M. Div. 1930), and Pittsburgh University (Ph.D. 1939) Ockenga accepted a call to pastor Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1969. During the 1940s and 1950s Ockenga helped launch and lead the “new evangelical movement” (Evangelicalism). Ockenga coined the term “new evangelical” to describe efforts to encourage a more culturally engaged and intellectually respectable fo…

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Curtis, Heather, “Ockenga, Harold John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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