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dc.contributor.authorZeilstra, Jurjen
dc.contributor.editorJansen, Henry
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-14T10:46:54Z
dc.date.available2020-04-14T10:46:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/36882
dc.description.abstractGod's diplomat, the pope of the ecumenical movement, but also an acerbic theologian and a difficult person: this is how journalists characterised Willem Adolf Visser 't Hooft (1900-1985). He was one of the best-known Dutch theologians outside the Netherlands and he left his mark on the world church. Even at an early age he made profound efforts in support of international ecumenical youth and student organisations (Dutch Student Christian Movement, YMCA and World Student Christian Federation). He led the World Council of Churches during its formative stages (from 1938), and after its formal establishment in 1948 became its first general secretary, serving until 1966. To Visser 't Hooft, the unity of the church was both an article of faith and of a pragmatic organisation of church influence in a disunited world.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BG Biography: general::BGX Biography: religious & spiritualen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DD Western Continental Europeen_US
dc.subject.otherbiography, history, europeen_US
dc.subject.otherbiography
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.othereurope
dc.titleVisser 't Hooft, 1900-1985en_US
dc.title.alternativeLiving for the Unity of the Churchen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857aen_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.aup.nl/
oapen.imprintAmsterdam University Pressen_US
oapen.pages669en_US
oapen.place.publicationAmsterdamen_US
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9789048551880


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