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Huub Oosterhuis

Dutch theologian and poet

1933   -  

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
language of expression: Dutch
occupation: poet, theologian, writer, priest, hymnwriter, songwriter
award received: Poëzieprijs van de gemeente Amsterdam, Anne Frank Prize, Herman Gorterprijs, Zilveren Medaille van de Stad Amsterdam

Hubertus Gerardus Josephus Henricus Oosterhuis (born 1933) is a Dutch theologian and poet. He is mainly known for his contribution to Christian music and liturgy in the Dutch language, used in both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, although a few songs have been censored in some dioceses. He is the author of over 60 books and at the time of over 700 hymns, songs, Psalms (often in an own interpretation), and prayers.
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