Harvie M. Conn

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Harvie M. Conn
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Born(1933-04-07)April 7, 1933
DiedAugust 28, 1999(1999-08-28) (aged 66)

Harvie Maitland Conn (April 7, 1933 – August 28, 1999[1]) was professor of missions at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He was a missionary in South Korea prior to his appointment at WTS and also served as editor of Urban Mission.[2] Conn was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.[3]

Conn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and studied at Calvin College and Westminster Theological Seminary.[4]

A Festschrift was published in his honor: The Urban Face of Mission: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World (ISBN 087552401X). It included contributions from William Dyrness and Charles H. Kraft.

D. G. Hart argues that Tim Keller's views about "word and deed ministries" are influenced by Conn's "theory and practice of urban missions and ministry."[5] Tim Keller also cites Conn as saying that Jonah 2:9 is the central verse in the whole Bible: 'Salvation is of the LORD'.


  1. ^ Gornik, Mark R. (October 2011). "The Legacy of Harvie M. Conn". International Bulletin of Missionary Research. 35 (4). Retrieved 11 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Harvie M. Conn". InterVarsity Press. Archived from the original on 2016-06-14. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  3. ^ https://christianuniversity.org/professors/dr-harvie-m-conn/
  4. ^ Thomas, Geoff. "Harvie M. Conn, 1933-1999". Banner of Truth Trust. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ Hart, D. G. (2013). "Looking for Communion in all the Wrong Places: Tim Keller and Presbyterian Ecclesiology". Engaging with Keller: Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical. p. 217.