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Nathan Söderblom

 

Nathan Söderblom

The Most Reverend
Nathan Söderblom
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Church Church of Sweden
Diocese Diocese of Uppsala
Elected 20 May 1914
Predecessor Johan August Ekman
Successor Erling Eidem
Orders
Ordination 1893 (priest)
Consecration 8 November 1914
Personal details
Birth name Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom
Born (1866-01-15)15 January 1866
Trönö, Sweden
Died 12 July 1931(1931-07-12) (aged 65)
Uppsala, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Denomination Church of Sweden
Parents Jonas Söderblom and Nikolina Sophie Blûme
Spouse Anna Söderblom (born as Forsell)
Children 12
Alma mater Uppsala University
Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom

(Swedish pronunciation: ) (15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman. He was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala between 1914-1931,[1] and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church and in the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on July 12.

Söderblom was born in a village called Trönö, today Gävleborg County. His father was a priest and a devoted Christian with a strong personal faith.

He enrolled at Uppsala University in 1883. Although not initially convinced what he wanted to study, he eventually decided to follow in his father's footsteps. On returning from a journey to the U.S., he was ordained priest in 1893.

During the years 1892 and 1893, Söderblom was first vice president and the president of the Uppsala Student Union.

In 1912, he became a professor of Religious studies at Leipzig University. But already in 1914, he was elected as Archbishop of Uppsala, the head of the Lutheran church in Sweden. During the First World War, he called on all Christian leaders to work for peace and justice.

He believed that church unity had the specific purpose of presenting the gospel to the world and that the messages of Jesus were relevant to social life. His leadership of the Christian "George Bell.

He was the pastor at the church that Alfred Nobel went to and in 1930 was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize.

After his death in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1931 his body was interred in Uppsala Cathedral.

Contents

  • See also 1
  • Further reading 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

See also

Further reading

  • Dietz Lange, Nathan Söderblom und seine Zeit, Göttingen 2011
  • Klas Hansson, Nathan Söderblom's ecumenical cope. A visualization of a theological and ecumenical concept. Studia Theologica - Nordic Journal of Theology, vol 66, issue 1, 2012

References

  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

External links

  • Nobel biography
  • The Content of Christian Faith, a reflection by Nathan Söderblom
  • Free scores by Nathan Söderblom in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Johan August Ekman
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden

1914-1931
Succeeded by
Erling Eidem
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Waldemar Rudin
Swedish Academy, Seat No 16
1921-1932
Succeeded by
Tor Andræ
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