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Söderblom, Nathan

(Lars Olof Jonathan; 1866–1931). Luth. theol.; b. Trönö, Hälsingland province (included largely in Gävleborg Co.), E cen. Swed.; educ. Uppsala; ordained 1893; chaplain mental hosp. Uppsala; pastor Paris and sailors' pastor Calais and Dunkerque, Fr., 1894. Prof. Uppsala 1901–14, also Leipzig, Ger., 1912–14; abp. Uppsala 1914; received Nobel peace prize 1930. Sweden's most outstanding spiritual leader in modern times. Works include Christian Fellowship; The Nature of Revelation, tr. F. E. Pamp. See also Ecumenical Movement, 9; Sweden, Lutheranism in, 6. GH

T. J. E. Andrae, Nathan Söderblom, 5th ed. (Uppsala, 1932); E. Berggray, Nathan Söderblom: Gent og karakter (Oslo, 1931); E. J. Ehnmark, Religions-problemet hos Nathan Söderblom (Lund, 1949); C. J. Curtis, Söderblom: Ecumenical Pioneer (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1967); T. C. Graebner, “Nathan Soederblom,” CTM, XV (1944), 314–328.

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