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Utrecht University

Jongeneel, Jan

Utrecht University

375 Years Mission Studies, Mission Activities, and Overseas Ministries

Series: Studien zur interkulturellen Geschichte des Christentums / Etudes d'histoire interculturelle du christianisme / Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity - Volume 154

Year of Publication: 2012

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XXIV, 356 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-63758-6 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.610 kg, 1.345 lbs

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Book synopsis

The study describes and analyses the history of mission studies and mission activities at Utrecht University (UU), from the establishment of UU in 1636 onwards. It also describes and examines the overseas ministries of Dutch, German, Hungarian, South African, and other alumni in the past 375 years. In each of the four periods of UU’s history (the years 1797, 1876, and 1968/69 functioning as watersheds), attention is paid to professors and lecturers, honorary doctors, doctors, and students and student bodies connected with mission. In the period 1968/69 until today the Inter-university Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research (IIMO), as well as missiological journals, series, and publications are dealt with. Special attention is paid to the Anti-Apartheid Fund, to missiological projects such as the Religious Education project (in cooperation with the University of Zimbabwe), and to the non-Western students who since the 17th century have studied theology in Utrecht.


Contents: History of mission studies, mission activities and overseas ministries at Utrecht University (UU) in four periods – From the foundation of the university to the foundation of the first Dutch missionary society (1636-1797) – From the foundation of this missionary society to the introduction of the so-called «duplex ordo» in higher education (1797-1876) – From the introduction of this «ordo» to the introduction of «Missiology» as an academic discipline and the establishment of the Inter-university Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research (1876-1968/9) – Recent developments.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Jan A.B. Jongeneel is Honorary Emeritus Professor «Missiology» at Utrecht University, and Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Association of Mission Studies (IAMS). He supervised 41 Ph.D. candidates and published in Dutch, English, German, and Indonesian languages. One of his recent publications is: Jesus Christ in world history: His presence and representation in cyclical and linear settings (2009).


IC – Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity. Vol. 154
Editor in charge: Jan Jongeneel