Hendrik Kraemer

Hendrik Kraemer (born on 17 May 1888 in Amsterdam, died 11 November 1965 in Driebergen) was a lay missiologist and prominent[weasel words] figure in the ecumenical movement from Dutch Reformed Church in the Netherlands.

Kraemer lost his parents when he was 12 years old, so he stayed in an orphanage. At the age of 16, he decided to become a missionary.[1][2] Kraemer married in 1919.[3] He learned the Bible by himself, and he never entered theological seminary.

On the question of theology of religions, Kraemer supports an exclusivist understanding of religion.[4]


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