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Nathan Soderblom
Called to Serve
PAPERBACK; Published: 7/2/2016
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7308-8
Price: $ 45.00
461 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Nathan Söderblom (1866–1931) was Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden and a pioneering force behind the modern ecumenical movement. A vocal advocate for peace and justice during and after World War I, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930. This award-winning biography by Jonas Jonson tells who Söderblom was, how he thought, and what he did, placing his groundbreaking ecumenical work within its academic, ecclesial, and political contexts.
Antje Jackel�n
— Archbishop of Uppsala and Primate of the Church of Sweden
"Archbishop Nathan Söderblom lived during a time of war and social unrest — a time of internationalization and the dawn of ecumenism — and he was instrumental in bringing about processes that are still vital to understanding church and society. Jonas Jonson's excellent portrait of this remarkable, cosmopolitan Swede engages thought, nourishes dreams, and strengthens vocations."
Andrew Chandler
— University of Chichester
"A timely study of one of the most striking and influential international figures in the history of the twentieth-century church. . . . Norman Hjelm's sensitive translation is, in itself, a marvelous achievement. This is certainly an Archbishop Söderblom for a new audience and a new age."
Michael Kinnamon
— Seattle University
"An outstanding biography of an extraordinary church leader. . . . Söderblom's irenic spirit and deep commitment to a socially engaged church remain an inspiration in our era. This is a fine study of one of the great figures in the history of the ecumenical movement."
William G. Rusch
— Yale Divinity School
"The scholarship of the author and the skill of the translator make this study of Nathan Söderblom an essential resource in the English language for understanding the man and his times."