Nathan Söderblom and Our Own Time1 / Antje Jackelén

In 1914 Professor Nathan Söderblom was elected archbishop of the Church of Sweden. His consecration took place in Uppsala Cathedral just months after the beginning of World War I. In 1925, he convened an ecumenical meeting in Stockholm that came to shape the ecumenical movement for decades to come. The peace question remained at the heart of his episcopate as long as it lasted. In this article, Antje Jackelén and Jakob Wirén explore some of the additional challenges that lay before Nathan Söderblom. Even today, there are lessons to be learned from the way Söderblom responded to issues such as questioning the relevance of the church, the need for dialogue between science and theology, the urgency of ecumenical cooperation, and the risks of nationalism.

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Persons: Jackelén, Antje [Author]; Wirén, Jakob [Author]
Format: eArticle
Part of:Dialog 54(2015), 4, Seite 375-382
Subjects:Church of Sweden
Nathan Söderblom
science and theology
theology of religions