Suède / Sweden

Professor Anders Jarlert,
Department of Theology and Religious Studies,
University of Lund,
Allhelgona kyrkogata 8,
223 62 Lund,
Sweden
E-mail: Anders.Jarlert@teol.lu.se
 
   

Swedish commission report 2014

Report published: 
Wed, 2015-06-10

Swedish commission of CIHEC (Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society). Report 2014

 

President of the Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society (Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen) has been Professor Oloph Bexell, Uppsala, with Professor Anders Jarlert, Lund, as Vice president, Assoc. Prof. Cecilia Wejryd, Uppsala, as Secretary, and the Doctoral student, Rev. Fredrik Santell, Uppsala, as Chancellor.

 

International contacts and cooperation

International guests are often invited as speakers to the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day (see below). The Theological Faculty at Lund University is a member of theinternational, academical network Refo500. International Church historians are frequently invited as guests to Lund and Uppsala, sometimes also to Gothenburg, Umeå or Linköping.

The cooperation with the Diocesan historical societies, now established in every diocese of the Church of Sweden, has been intensified. The members of these societies may achieve membership in the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society for a reduced fee. These societies meet several times each year in the different dioceses, and once together for a Diocesan historical symposium, in 2014 at Flämslätt, Diocese of Skara, April 2-3.

The society has about 320 individual members. The yearbook is sent to some 80 Swedish and foreign libraries through prenumerations or exchange.

 

Meetings and conferences

The Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day in Uppsala on April 9 was arranged with “The Church during the First World War” as theme. Professor Dietz Lange, Göttingen, lectured on Archbishop Nathan Söderblom during the First World War, Professor Per-Arne Bodin, Stockholm, on The Russian Church between War and Revolution, and Dr. Elin Malmer, Stockholm, on Swedish army-missions at the time of the First World War.

At the LUKA-day (LUKA short for the Ecclesiastical History Archives at Lund University) on March 13 in Lund, Professor Nils-Arvid Bringéus presented his new book on religious peasant paintings by Anders Eriksson in Ås, with rich illustrations. Professor Anders Jarlert spoke about the possible and critical use of LUKA records in writing clerical biographies today.

 

Publishing of articles and books

The yearbook of the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society 2014 (editor: Anders Jarlert) contains the lectures from the Ecclesiastical Historical day (see above), as well as articles written by Professor em. Gunilla Gren-Eklund (History Made Up: the Case of Saint Birgitta’s Birthplace), Dr. Torbjörn Larspers (Where should I go to Church in the USA? The Emigrant Guides of P.A. Ahlberg and the Swedish Evangelical Mission Society). The shorter articles were a publication by Dr. David Gudmundsson of Magnus Aurivillius’ sermon preached in Poltava, June 27, 1709, Professor Anders Jarlert about fractional numbers in elections of pastors during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Church of Sweden, a publication by Prof. Jarlert on Bo Giertz about anti-semitism, National Socialim and Fascism (two letters from 1932), and the bibliography of the late Dr. Björn Ryman by Professor Oloph Bexell. The volume also contains reviews of 59 books in Common or Scandinavian Ecclesiastical history.

 

In the series Publications of the Swedish Society of Church History. II New Series, has been published nr. 68, Torbjörn Aronson, Högkyrklighet och kyrkopolitik. Kretsen kring Svensk Luthersk Kyrkotidning fram till ca 1895 (Church Politics of a Lutheran High-Church Circle in Sweden 1875-95). Other books have been published in the academic series in the different universities.

 

 

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Swedish commission of CIHEC (Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society). Report 2013

 

President of the Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society (Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen) has been Professor Oloph Bexell, Uppsala, with Professor Anders Jarlert, Lund, as Vice president, Assoc. Prof. Cecilia Wejryd, Uppsala, as Secretary, and the Doctoral student, Rev. Fredrik Santell, Uppsala, as Chancellor.

 

International contacts and cooperation

International guests are often invited as speakers to the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day (see below). The Theological Faculty at Lund University is a member of theinternational, academical network Refo500. International Church historians are frequently invited as guests to Lund and Uppsala, sometimes also to Gothenburg or Linköping.

The cooperation with the Diocesan historical societies, now established in every diocese of the Church of Sweden, has been intensified. The members of these societies may achieve membership in the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society for a reduced fee. These societies meet several times each year in the different dioceses, and once together for a Diocesan historical symposium, in 2013 in Härnösand, April 16-17.

 

Meetings and conferences

The Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day in Uppsala on April 11 was concentrated on teaching and intermediation of faith in the Church. This theme was presented from three perspectives: Prof. Odd Magne Bakke, Stavanger, Norway, emphasized the patristic view on education of children, Prof. Torkel Jansson, Uppsala, spoke on the Swedish, ecclesiastical teaching in the Baltic countries during the 17th century, and Prof. Jørgen Straarup, Södertörn, on education in the Church of Sweden during the twentieth century from a sociological view.

The LUKA-day (LUKA short for the Ecclesiastical History Archives at Lund University) on March 14 in Lund dealt with Holy Communion in special cases. Two doctoral students, Johanna Svensson and David Gudmundsson, spoke of separate communions for Scanian clergy families in the 1680s, and uncommon masses in the army of Charles XII (including a Lutheran mass in Latin), respectively. Professor Anders Jarlert spoke presented separate communions as a supposed criterion of revival – based on a false statement in a LUKA record.

 

Publishing of articles and books

The yearbook of the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society 2013 (editor: Anders Jarlert) contains the lectures from the Ecclesiastical Historical day, as well as articles written by doctoral student Martin Nykvist on the ideals of masculinity within the Church of Sweden’s laity movement, 1918-1929, Dr. Per Stobaeus on a proverb of 16th century Bishop Hans Brask, and the opening address of Prof. Oloph Bexell at the Ecclesiastical Historical day, on Ecclesiastical history in today’s training of ministers. Prof. Kjell Å. Modéer, Lund, presented an overview of ongoing research on Law and Religion. The volume also contains reviews of 54 books in Common or Scandinavian Ecclesiastical history.

 

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Swedish commission of CIHEC (Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society). Report 2012

 

President of the Swedish Ecclesiastical History Society (Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen) has been Professor Oloph Bexell, Uppsala, with Professor Anders Jarlert, Lund, as Vice president, Assoc. Prof. Cecilia Wejryd, Uppsala, as Secretary, and the Doctoral student, Rev. Fredrik Santell, Uppsala, as Chancellor.

 

International contacts and cooperation

International guests are often invited as speakers to the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day (see below). The Theological Faculty at Lund University has become a member of theinternational, academical network Refo500. International Church historians are frequently invited as guests to Lund and Uppsala, sometimes also to Gothenburg or Linköping.

The cooperation with the Diocesan historical societies, now established in every diocese of the Church of Sweden, has been intensified. The members of these societies may achieve membership in the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society for a reduced fee. These societies meet several times each year in the different dioceses, and once together for a Diocesan historical symposium, in 2012 in Stockholm, April 11-12.

 

Meetings and conferences

The Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Day in Uppsala on April 19 commemorated the 600th anniversary of the death of Queen Margaret of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. After an introduction by Professor Oloph Bexell, Uppsala, Dr. Vivian Etting from the National Museum in Copenhagen spoke about “Queen Margrete I and her relations to the Swedish church and the Order of St. Birgitta”. Dr. Björn Tjällén from the University of Bergen spoke on “The Royal Confessor: Pastoral care and political counsel at the Late medieval Swedish court”, and Assoc. Professor Sven-Erik Pernler on “The Devotional life of country people in Sweden during the reign of Queen Margaret”.

The LUKA-day (LUKA short for the Ecclesiastical History Archives at Lund University) on January 26 in Lund commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Carl-Edvard Normann. Professor Ingmar Brohed spoke about “Carl -Edvard Normann as researcher, teacher, and person”, the former Chancellor, Professor Carl-Gustaf Andrén, on “Carl-Edvard Normann as a colleague in the Theological faculty”, and Dr. Lars Aldén on “Professor Carl-Edvard Normann in the Department, from an assistant’s point of view”.  

 

Publishing of articles and books

The yearbook of the Swedish Ecclesiastical Historical Society 2012 (editor: Anders Jarlert) contains both the lectures from the Ecclesiastical Historical day and the LUKA-day in Lund, as well as articles written by Professor Oloph Bexell, Assoc. Prof. Anna Nilsén (On two fragments of a medieval object made of metal, found in Skön, Sweden), Dr. Jenny Bergenmar (Religious reading practices in the public’s letters to Selma Lagerlöf 1891-1940), and Dean Lennart Sjöström (The Quest for a Nordic Church Fellowship Challenged by the Formation of The Nordic Ecumenical Institute 1940). The latter was published in English, the other articles in Danish or Swedish, with Abstracts in English. The volume also contains reviews of 66 books in Common or Scandinavian Ecclesiastical history.

In the series Skrifter utgivna av Svenska Kyrkohistoriska Föreningen has been published Joel Halldorf, Av denna världen? Emil Gustafson, moderniteten och den evangelika väckelsen.