Med Bibeln som bekännelse och bekymmer. Bibelsynsfrågan i Svenska Missionsförbundet 1917-1942 med särskild hänsyn till Missionsskolan och samfundsledningen.

Translated title of the contribution: With the Bible as a creed and a concern. The issue of the views of the Bible within t

Rune W Dahlén

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Abstract

This thesis examines to what extent the issue of the views of the Bible was discussed within the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (MCCS) during the period of 1917-1942, and if there were any conscious and decisive choices of direction concerning this issue, in spite of the fact that the MCCS has no established views of the Bible.

In an introductory chapter, the views of the Bible of the great MCCS theologian and leader P. Waldenström, 1838-1917, are analysed.

Part 1 treats the views of the Bible of four different persons who were consecutively teachers of exegetics at the Theological Seminary where future pastors and missionaries were trained. Arguments put forward in the heated debate on the issue of the views of the Bible are accounted for, especially in connection with the appointment or the resignation of a teacher.

In part 2 attention is turned to the different, successive MCCS Presidents (the highest leader of the Church). Special interest is given to Axel Andersson who was elected new President in 1930, and the divisive discussions carried on both before and after his election.

Part 3 accounts for the schism that led up to the claim by the exegetics teacher of the Mission School, David Hedegård, towards the end of the 1930s, that all teachers and leaders within the MCCS should sign some kind of creed.

In a brief epilogue concerning the years after 1942, the key persons and issues are followed up. The final summarizing and analysing chapter has the title "Did the MCCS make a choice of direction concerning the issue of the views of the Bible?"
Translated title of the contributionWith the Bible as a creed and a concern. The issue of the views of the Bible within t
Original languageSwedish
QualificationDoctor
Awarding Institution
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisors/Advisors
  • [unknown], [unknown], Supervisor, External person
Award date1999 Oct 29
Publisher
ISBN (Print)91-7966-590-X
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 1999-10-29
Time: 10:15
Place: Carolinasalen, Kungshuset, Lundagård

External reviewer(s)

Name: Åberg, Göran
Title: Docent
Affiliation: Jönköping

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Church History (015017061)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Religious Studies

Free keywords

  • views of the Bible.
  • P. Waldenström
  • pastoral training
  • the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden
  • historical-critical method of research
  • fundamentalism
  • exegetics
  • Bible
  • creed
  • History of the Christian church
  • Kristna kyrkans historia

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