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Rosenius, Carl Olof

(Karl; 1816–68). Luth. lay revivalist; hymnist; b. Nysätra, Västerbotten, Swed.; influenced by G. Scott*; opposed separatism; emphasized M. Luther's* teaching of justification by faith alone and stressed virtues as proofs of the indwelling Holy Spirit; helped found Evangeliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsen (“The Ev. Fatherland's Foundation”: Ev. Nat. Missionary Soc.). Contributed to Pietisten (”The Pietist”). Other works include Bref i andliga ämnen; Om de hemska twiflen pan allt heligt; commentary on Ro; hymns. See also Sweden, Lutheranism in, 5.

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