Hendrik Kraemer lived, worked and wrote with an unshakeable conviction regarding the uniqueness of the revelation of God received through the historical Jesus. All religions, including Christianity, come under the judgement of that revelation. Kraemer is clear that conversion is a primary goal of all mission activity: Evangelisation, proselytism and conversion belong to the core of the missionary enterprise'. The type of theological position and missionary outlook exemplified by Kraemer continues to be an operative factor in the conservative Christianity that still abounds. Kraemer does identify the historical failings of Christianity as an institutional religion but still manages to conclude that it has been an inestimable blessing to other cultures and religions whether they know and accept it or not. Some degree of objectivity is necessary in the study of religion in order to gain knowledge and understanding regarding the various religions.