(18881965). Lay theol.; b. Amsterdam, Neth.; assoc. with Neth. Bible Soc. (see Bible Societies, 4) in Indonesia 192135; prof. Leiden 1937; dir. Ecumenical Institute of the Ecumenical Council, Bossey, Switz., 1948; emphasized community of Christians, missions, and role of laity in ch.; sought ways to build Christian way of life into secular callings; regarded relationship of young chs. to W chs. as partnership instead of dependence. Works include The Christian Message in a Non-Christian World; A Theology of the Laity; The Communication of the Christian Faith; Religion and the Christian Faith; World Cultures and World Religions: The Coming Dialogue.
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