Latourette, Kenneth Scott (1884–1968)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Fischer, B. 2011. Latourette, Kenneth Scott (1884–1968). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Born in Oregon City to a middle-class Baptist family, Latourette was early on encouraged in the two pursuits that characterized his life: faith and learning. As an Orientalist, missiologist, and historian of Christianity's expansion, he became, according to Norwegian missiologist O. G. Myklebust (1955: 13), “the greatest missionary scholar that America has produced.”
- latourette, kenneth scott (1884–1968);
- orientalist, missiologist;
- “the greatest missionary… America has produced”;
- apologist of christian mission